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Can Varicose Veins Return After Treatment?

November 15, 2019 • kimmelinst • varicose veinsvascular surgeryVein ClinicVein DiseaseVein Doctor

While varicose vein treatment is generally long-lasting, varicose veins may sometimes recur after removal. Here’s why that happens and how you can prevent it. For most people, varicose veins disappear permanently after treatment. Brief, minimally invasive surgical procedures can safely eliminate the discomfort and unsightly appearance of these swollen veins that appear along the legs and feet. Yet varicose veins may sometimes recur even after therapy. That shouldn’t deter you from seeking varicose vein treatment, however. Understanding why varicose veins reappear can help you determine the right treatment for your condition — and prevent varicose veins from reeme

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Why Are Varicose Veins Common in Women?

November 10, 2017 • jake • Vein DiseaseVein Doctor

It’s no secret that women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men. But why? The answer may be found in a woman’s hormone levels, specifically progesterone. Progesterone is made by both men and women, but women have more of it in their bodies. It’s responsible for regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle, maintaining some organs and several other functions in the body. Progesterone can also cause blood vessel walls to relax, a factor that may play a role in the development of varicose veins.  As the blood vessel walls relax, the tiny valves inside the vessels also relax.

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When are Spider Veins Dangerous?

October 10, 2017 • jake • Vein DiseaseVein DoctorVein Specialist

On their own, spider veins are rarely dangerous. However, in some cases, they may be associated with other conditions that pose a more serious risk to your health. Below is some information to help you understand spider veins, learn about spider vein treatment options and determine whether your health is in danger.  What are spider veins? Spider veins are dilated veins located close to the surface of your skin. They usually appear in web-like formations, and they may be blue, red or purple in color. Spider veins can appear in any location on your body, but they are most common on the legs and face.

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A Vascular Surgeon Discusses Thrombophlebitis

May 2, 2017 • jake • Vein Doctor

Thombophlebitis is a potentially serious condition involving a blood clot in a vein.  One of the medical specialists who deals with this disorder is a vascular surgeon.  Understanding the basics of this condition helps reduce stress in patients who require treatment for it. What Exactly is Thrombophlebitis? This disorder is actually a process.  The Mayo Clinic describes it as a type of inflammatory action.  The end result is a blood clot blocking at least one vein, typically in a leg. The condition has several names.  When the vein is near the surface of the skin, the disorder is called superficial thrombophleb

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What’s a Vein Doctor?

April 18, 2017 • jake • Vein Doctor

Blood vessels (arteries and veins) are the vascular system of the body – driven, of course by the pumping action of the heart. Vascular conditions can range from minor cosmetic issues to serious and even painful conditions. Family doctors may treat minor vascular problems, but many of these conditions require more specialized expertise. Enter the vein doctor and a treatment center like the Kimmel Institute of Boca Raton, Florida. The Vein Doctor and Vascular Disease Vascular disease can include conditions like heart disease, but one of the more common problems for many people is vein diseas

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