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What Is Venous Insufficiency?

By Reeder Vein Institute
March 15, 2018

Spider veins, varicose veins and other disorders are linked to a condition known as “venous insufficiency.” Not every case of venous insufficiency requires treatment beyond cosmetic vein removal, but chronic venous insufficiency can be problematic and may require medical interventions. What is Venous Insufficiency? Inside your veins are small flaps that open and close to allow blood ... read more

Reticular Veins 101

By Reeder Vein Institute
February 15, 2018

You’ve heard of varicose and spider veins, but what about reticular veins? Reticular veins appear near the top of the skin surface and are created by larger veins below. They look blue or green and are smaller than varicose veins, but larger than spider veins. They may seem large below the skin surface, but they ... read more

Do I have Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

By Reeder Vein Institute
January 15, 2018

When the blood valves and the venous wall aren’t working normally, blood will pool in the veins. This can create a condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Swelling of the ankles and legs, itching legs and feet, skin infections, and varicose veins can result from CVI. Here are the symptoms and risks associated with CVI ... read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Venous Skin Ulcers

By Reeder Vein Institute
December 15, 2017

About 1% of American adults suffer from venous skin ulcers, also referred to as venous stasis ulcers. These skin ulcers occur from increased pressure in the veins of the lower leg over a long period of time. The increased pressure leads to swelling and chronic inflammation that can progress to an open skin wound.  The ... read more

Why Winter May be the Best Time to Treat Your Vein Disease

By adminW
November 28, 2017

Football, falling leaves, and sweaters.  Fall and winter are not usually when people think about their varicose veins.  Many people with this problem are happy to cover up in the winter, even if their symptoms of aching, heaviness, and fatigue persist. However, late fall and winter may be the perfect time to address varicose vein ... read more

What Compression Stockings Can Do for You

By Reeder Vein Institute
November 15, 2017

Compression stockings are a valuable treatment method to ease the symptoms of varicose veins. Even if you have varicose veins, your symptoms may not be severe enough to require the help of compression stockings. Compression stockings work to improve circulation in the leg. They are tight at the foot then loosen as they fit higher ... read more

Varicose Vein Treatment Options: Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

By Reeder Vein Institute
October 15, 2017

Varicose veins are largely problematic for women, and can also develop in some men. When these veins are first noticed, they may cause more cosmetic concern than anything else. However, at some point, varicose veins also present physical symptoms such as aching, throbbing, and burning. To restore comfort, it is necessary to know that treatment ... read more

What Dermatitis on the Lower Legs May be Telling You

By Reeder Vein Institute
September 15, 2017

When we hear the term “dermatitis,” we think about the skin. When we think about a condition on the skin, we may not immediately relate it to a vein problem. One of the fascinating, and also complex, matters of the human body is that there is an interconnection between all parts. This can create challenges ... read more

Get the Facts about Varicose Veins

By Reeder Vein Institute
August 15, 2017

There is no doubt that living in the information age offers certain perks. We don’t have to leaf through book after book to obtain important information. The internet has brought everything to our fingertips, from home goods to health tips. The problem with living in the information age is that it can be difficult to ... read more

How to Treat Lymphedema

By Reeder Vein Institute
July 15, 2017

Lymphedema is a medical condition that occurs when fluids collect, resulting in swelling in the arms and legs. If you think you suffer from lymphedema, consider the following symptoms and treatments. Lymphedema can develop when lymph nodes are removed, typically during cancer treatment. Without lymph nodes to drain bacteria and viruses, fluid may accrue in ... read more