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Tips for Living with Long-Term Dialysis Dec 1st, 2019

Whether you want to keep working or retire and travel, you can continue to thrive while you’re on dialysis. In fact, many people live for two to three decades after starting dialysis. But if you want to make that happen, you’ll need to be aware of your long-term dialysis needs...

What Is Sclerotherapy? Nov 1st, 2019

Sclerotherapy is a popular treatment for spider veins and varicose veins, accounting for more than 323,000 vein treatments in 2018. The procedure is simple, safe, effective, and you can relax while having it done in the comfort of our office at Vein Health Clinics — all reasons why it’s the...

How Can Endovenous Ablation Reduce My Leg Pain? Oct 1st, 2019

When leg pain develops, chances are your first thought isn’t, “Gee, I must have a vein problem.” But 24% of American adults have varicose veins and another 6% have complications from advanced venous disease. They’re all at risk for significant leg pain. At Vein Health Clinics, we specialize in relieving...

That Chronic Pelvic Pain May be Due to Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Sep 1st, 2019

If you’re a woman and you have ongoing pelvic pain, you’re going to do what makes sense: Schedule an appointment with your gynecologist. But then what do you do if your gynecologist gives you a clean bill of health, but you still suffer with chronic pelvic pain? That’s when it’s...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Chronic Venous Insufficiency Aug 9th, 2019

Chronic venous insufficiency isn’t a hot topic of conversation, so you may not be familiar with this vein disease. But it affects 40% of all adults and at a younger age than you might imagine, as it’s most often diagnosed in women between the ages of 40-49 years. Men develop...

Are Spider Veins a Health Concern? Jul 15th, 2019

Spider veins are easy to identify by the vivid bluish-purple veins that seem to appear overnight, forming a web-like shape that’s surprisingly noticeable considering the veins are so tiny. Though they’re often viewed as a cosmetic problem, spider veins can be a warning sign of more serious venous or health...

Lifestyle Changes that Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Developing PAD Jun 20th, 2019

If you’re like many of the patients we see at Vein Health Clinics, you have a hard time keeping track of all the different names and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease. Here’s a quick rundown on four problems that contribute to peripheral artery disease (PAD): cholesterol plaques, narrowed arteries, hardening...

Top Treatment Options for Pelvic Congestion May 6th, 2019

Pelvic congestion affects up to 15% of all women and is responsible for about one-third of all cases of chronic pelvic pain. If you have ongoing pelvic pain, and your OB/GYN rules out gynecological problems, it’s time to look for help in an unexpected place: with the specialists at Vein...

Top Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis Apr 5th, 2019

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that’s serious and life threatening. How serious? Statistics say that 10-30% will die within one month of their diagnosis. However, that’s because many don’t know the warning signs, so they fail to get medical treatment before the condition turns serious. The good news...

Learning More About the Ins and Outs of Dialysis Mar 14th, 2019

Kidney disease affects about 14% of all Americans. Chronic kidney disease is a progressive condition that ultimately becomes so severe your kidneys can’t function. When that happens, you need dialysis -- which means you also need dialysis access. Here at Vein Health Clinics, we specialize in creating and maintaining life-saving...

5 Factors that Increase Your Risk of Developing Spider Veins Feb 8th, 2019

About 23% of adults in the United States have varicose veins, but when you include reticular and spider veins, the number goes up to 80-85%. It’s safe to say that spider veins are a common problem and one that many of our patients at Vein Health Clinics want to eliminate....

What to Expect From Your First Sclerotherapy Appointment Jan 22nd, 2019

When you decide it’s time to do away with unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, one of your top treatment choices is sclerotherapy. The procedure is simple, takes under an hour, and you can get back to your daily activities when it’s over. You’ll receive exceptional care and expert sclerotherapy...

How Pregnancy Affects Your Veins Dec 20th, 2018

Although you expect a lot of changes during pregnancy, problems with your veins may not be on your radar. But the fact is that pregnancy increases your risk for varicose veins. These unsightly and often painful veins often appear for the first time during pregnancy. If you already have vein...

Peripheral Artery Disease: 6 Risk Factors You Can Control Nov 20th, 2018

By the time you experience the symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD), the condition has already advanced to a serious stage. However, most people can prevent PAD or significantly slow down its progression by taking steps to lower their controllable risk factors. Here at Vein Health Clinics, Dr. Obinna Nwobi...

Causes and Treatments for Spider Veins Oct 26th, 2018

Spider veins aren’t a threat to your health, but they’re exceptionally noticeable, which is why so many patients come to Vein Health Clinics to have them removed. As a vein specialist, Dr. Nwobi has extensive experience providing gold-standard treatments that permanently eliminate annoying spider veins. The cause of spider veins...

What Causes Restless Legs Syndrome and What Are the Treatment Options? Sep 26th, 2018

Here at Vein Health Clinics, we’re dedicated to caring for your overall health, which includes helping you with restless legs syndrome (RLS).Although we frequently screen for RLS because it’s a warning sign of peripheral vascular disease, we also participate in National Restless Legs Awareness Day on September 23rd, raising your...

How Smoking Affects Your Veins Aug 27th, 2018

According to the National Institutes of Health, cigarette smoking is the No. 1 preventable cause of death and illness in the United States, and is responsible for one in every five deaths. Smoking does more than clog your lungs with tar and increase your risk for lung cancer. It also...

Varicose Veins in Men Jul 26th, 2018

Varicose Veins in MenWhile varicose veins have long been associated with women’s health, in reality the condition is an equal opportunity offender, striking both men and women of all ages. In fact, about one in five adults in the United States develop varicose veins during their lives, making this a...

What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency? Jun 20th, 2018

If your legs feel achy and sore pretty much all the time, you may have chronic venous insufficiency, also known as CVI. CVI is a chronic health condition in which the valves in your veins, usually your legs, don’t work properly. In healthy veins, blood is boosted up from your...

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome: An Often Undiagnosed Cause of Pelvic Pain May 17th, 2018

Many women suffer significant and often debilitating pelvic pain that may be due to pelvic congestion syndrome, a condition caused by varicose veins deep within your pelvic region. Because there are so many potential reasons for pelvic pain, this condition often goes undiagnosed and remains essentially untreated.The pain you feel...

How Your Weight Affects Your Veins Apr 10th, 2018

Your veins have the important job of carrying blood from all areas of your body back to your heart. The veins furthest from your heart, typically in your lower legs, have the toughest job because they must fight gravity and your own weight to move blood to the heart. When...

Sclerotherapy vs. Endovenous Ablation: Which Is Better? Mar 29th, 2018

Sclerotherapy vs. Endovenous Ablation: Which Is Better?Varicose and spider veins can be unsightly, making your legs look years older. For most people, these veins are simply a cosmetic concern; others may experience discomfort or pain stemming from these blood vessels, and in rare cases they may indicate vascular disease. Sclerotherapy...

Are Varicose Veins Preventable? Mar 16th, 2018

If the idea or wearing shorts mortifies you, you’re not alone. The more than 40 million Americans who develop varicose veins can relate. The bad news is there’s no way to prevent varicose veins, but the good news is you can stop the ones you have from getting worse and...

Reasons Why You Should Treat Your Varicose Veins Jan 16th, 2018

Varicose veins are the ropey, enlarged veins that most commonly appear on your legs and feet. They cause pain, fatigue, and ugly swelling that can interfere with your energy levels, daily function, and willingness to bare your legs in shorts, skirts, or bathing suits.Varicose veins result when the valves in...