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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How to Treat Prominent Hand Veins

September 10, 2019 • the kimmel institute • Uncategorized

Visible hand veins are generally not a cause for concern, but there are simple ways to remove them or reduce their appearance. Although bulging veins emerge most often on the legs in the form of varicose veins, enlarged and visible veins may pop up anywhere on the body — including the hands. More of a cosmetic concern than a sign of a serious venous disorder, prominent veins on the hands can be erased with minimally-invasive treatment.  What Causes Prominent Hand Veins? Varicose veins on the legs develop due to weak valves in the veins that are no longer able to pump blood back toward the hea...

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Varicose Veins Attacked by Rooster Leaves Elderly Woman Dead

September 6, 2019 • kimmelinst • Uncategorized

While the internet is filled with “fake news” stories, there is now a lot of buzz about a recent publication in the medical journal Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology.  The case reported about a month ago describes an elderly woman in Australia who was feeding her fowl, when a rooster started pecking at her legs.  She was known to have fairly extensive bulging varicose veins, and the resulting trauma caused uncontrolled bleeding, leading to her death.  Both the article and the author have been authenticated by others, and it brings to light various health warnings.

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What Are the Risk Factors for Phlebitis?

August 1, 2019 • the kimmel institute • Uncategorized

“Phlebitis” refers to the inflammation of a vein. There are two types of phlebitis: superficial and deep vein. Superficial phlebitis occurs in the veins near the surface of the skin, while thrombophlebitis — also known as deep vein thrombosis — occurs in deeper veins.While these conditions share a name, they’re quite different. Though mildly uncomfortable, superficial phlebitis is relatively common. It often occurs after a mild trauma to a vein, such as when a patient is given an IV catheter. Fortunately, it subsides quickly and rarely has serious health effects.Thrombophlebitis, on the other hand, occurs as a result of a blood clot in a vein located deep inside...

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