I injured my varicose vein over my knee, what should I do?
Question: I knelt down the other day and injured the large varicose vein over my knee. It bruised quickly and felt very sore, so I put a pressure bandage on it. Since then, the vein bruise has spread and is now about 12″ up my thigh. It is very red, and I’m not sure what…Read More
Q&A: During my EVLT, I could smell and taste a slight “burning” odor plus I was dizzy during my procedure. Is that normal?
Question: During the EVLT laser procedure I really didn’t feel well, especially when the laser was on. I felt dizzy and the smell of “burning” freaked me out. Even after I was done, it took me couple hours to feel normal again. Is that normal? Answer: The “odor” and sometimes a taste is normal during…Read More
Q&A: Veins along my inner thigh have turned brown after EVLT. Is this normal?
Question & Answer 5 weeks post-EVLT, veins along my inner thigh have turned brown, and one spot is slightly red. Is this normal? Question: It’s my 1st week in Vietnam and I’m here for an additional two-and-a-half weeks. My doctor closed up a vein in my groin area 5 weeks ago. I’ve just noticed on…Read More
Health Tips to Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
Some good general advice was recently shared by U.S. News Health Tip regarding varicose and spider veins. There are a few additional points that should be considered when discussing venous health. Regarding do’s and don’ts to remember; it is important to maintain adequate hydration. In doing so, one will encourage healthy adequate blood flow thereby…Read More
Frustrated with Painful and Unsightly Leg Veins
Painful and unsightly leg veins With the Arizona heat, a summer day, winter day, or any day is ideal for wearing shorts. But for those with varicose veins or spider veins, the thought of wearing shorts is troubling and leads to severe anxiety. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 55% of…Read More
Will spider veins or varicose veins treated with sclerotherapy come back?
If would like to get rid of unsightly veins, spider veins, or painful varicose veins; then pursuing sclerotherapy results, through a vein specialist, may be the right choice to help improve your pain, happiness, and your look. In this routine procedure, your vein doctor injects a chemical into the veins which will cause the veins…Read More
Painful Treatment for Varicose Veins – a thing of the past!
Dr. Rose Interview During our video interviews with Jilanne Rose we asked her to tell us some stories about her experiences in Varicose Veins Treatment over the years. This story is about a patient who had vein stripping performed years ago and was afraid of going through the process again because of the pain she…Read More
Q&A: Best Ways to Judge a Doctor’s Qualifications for Vein Treatment?
Question: What are the best ways to judge a doctor’s qualifications for vein treatment? My veins are in horrible shape, and I was recently told that I would need 5 different ablation procedures and 6 Sclerotherapy appointments afterwards. I had my first VNUS procedure by a vein doctor in Gilbert on the greater saphenous vein, and…Read More
Q&A: Can Normal Veins Be Treated?
Question: Can normal veins be treated? So I have normal very long green bluish color veins in my wrist. I know there normal but I hate how they look. Can I treat it with sclerotherapy? I also have 2 long green veins in my chest. Help! Also I’m 15, can I go through sclerotherapy?Read More
Q&A: Exercise for Varicose Veins
Question: I want to know which exercises work best since my EVLT treatment did not get me the good results that I expected. Answer: Ones ability to exercise, and the types of exercise a person can complete, varies greatly. Speaking in generalities, exercise that benefits lower extremity venous health does not have to be significantly…Read More