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Your occupation could be causing varicose veins

By Reeder Vein Institute
June 15, 2017

Genetics, pregnancy, a history of blood clots, and obesity are some of the more commonly known causes of varicose veins. Your choice of occupations can also be added to the list of reasons why this painful and unpleasant vein condition develops. Occupations that require long bouts of standing or sitting are a significant contributor to ... read more

The Case for Varicose Vein Treatment

By Reeder Vein Institute
May 15, 2017

Varicose veins are largely perceived as a cosmetic concern. They look unattractive, with their roping, bulging characteristics. They keep you from wearing clothing that reveals the lower extremities. Are these sufficient concerns to validate treatment? They are! However, there’s more to varicose vein treatment than meets the eye. Patients who undergo the appropriate therapy to ... read more

FAQs about Deep Vein Thrombosis

By Reeder Vein Institute
April 15, 2017

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a term that refers to a blood clot that develops inside your vein, typically deep within the leg although they can also form in your thigh, pelvis or arm. If part of the blood clot breaks off, it travels through your bloodstream where it can get stuck in your lungs ... read more

Spider Veins During Pregnancy

By Reeder Vein Institute
March 15, 2017

Your body goes through a myriad of changes when you’re pregnant. In addition to your hormones being all over the map, it’s also quite common for pregnancy to cause unwanted spider veins. In fact, up to 40 percent of women develop spider veins while pregnant. The good news is that spider veins can be treated ... read more

Keeping Your Veins Healthy

By Reeder Vein Institute
February 15, 2017

Varicose veins often look like cords, appearing twisted and bulging. They are usually blue, red or even flesh-colored and can typically appear in the legs, causing pain, itchy rash, and swelling. While varicose veins may be inevitable in some patients, there are steps you can take to improve your vein circulation and minimize the symptoms ... read more

All About Venous Reflux Disease

By Reeder Vein Institute
January 15, 2017

Your arteries are designed to transport blood from the heart to the rest of your body. Your veins return blood back to the heart and have valves that make sure blood doesn’t flow backward because of gravity. These valves are especially important for your legs. If your veins lose elasticity or are dilated for a ... read more

Understanding Sclerotherapy

By Reeder Vein Institute
December 15, 2016

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure used to treat spider veins and small veins, smaller varicose veins that return after vein-stripping surgery, or larger varicose veins. Spider veins are small, thread-like veins that appear at the surface of the skin, usually on the legs or face. Occurring more often in women, spider veins can be red, ... read more

Compression Therapy and Vein Disease

By Reeder Vein Institute
November 15, 2016

Patients sometimes wonder why they must wear compression hose as part of their treatment for varicose veins. They feel bound in by the hose at times and wonder if they are really necessary. Since compression therapy is an important part of our treatment at Reeder Vein Institute, we’ll explain it. What is a vein and ... read more

Can Lymphedema Be Prevented?

By Reeder Vein Institute
October 15, 2016

Lymphedema is a condition in which the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout your body are obstructed. This prohibits your body from allowing immune cells to travel where they are needed and can lead to swelling in the areas where the blockage occurs. There are several conditions that can cause a lymphatic obstruction, ... read more

FAQs About Venous Ulcers

By Reeder Vein Institute
September 15, 2016

Venous skin ulcers are leg wounds that are caused by improper venous blood circulation in the legs. When your veins are unable to sufficiently pump blood to the heart, the blood pools in your veins and causes the tissue to breakdown, leading to an ulcer. Venous ulcers start out as minor skin ulcerations but can ... read more