What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
When the veins in your legs have difficulty pumping enough blood back to the heart, this is called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). CVI occurs when the valves in the veins of the legs don’t work properly, causing fluid to collect and pool, which can lead to varicose veins and other problems. You are more at ... read more
Varicose Veins: Are You at Risk?
When your veins are swollen, protruding and painful, they are known as varicose veins. Typically found in the legs, varicose veins are more common in women than they are in men. This is generally due to hormonal changes that take place during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. The risk factors for varicose veins can be unclear. ... read more
Summer is a time for shorts, skirts and bathing suits. But if you have spider or varicose veins, you may not feel like bearing your legs regardless of the heat. It may seem like living with spider or varicose veins is inevitable, but there are ways to reduce the appearance of these unsightly veins. Here’s ... read more
Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Preventable?
Deep Vein Thrombosis (or DVT) occurs when you develop a blood clot deep in the vein of your lower leg. This can be painful and usually results in swelling in your ankles and calves. When DVT is serious, it can cause chest pain, shortness of breath or dizziness. You’re more at risk for DVT if ... read more
Caring for Your Varicose Veins
If the veins on the back of your calves, knees and thighs become large, twisted and swollen, you have varicose veins. These are brought on when the valves in your veins are not working correctly, causing blood to accumulate and pressure in the veins of your legs to increase. Besides being unsightly, varicose veins can ... read more
Varicose veins are distressing in many ways to patients and its cosmetic effects are the main reason why people prefer to go in for a surgery to get rid of them. One of the best, tried, and tested ways in which they can be operated on is Ambulatory microphlebectomy. It is called Ambulatory because of ... read more
Thrombophlebitis: Are You at Risk?
Phlebitis (or inflammation of the vein) can occur either on the surface or in deep veins. In superficial veins, the condition is generally not serious and can get better quickly with the right care. For deeper veins, the larger blood vessels deep in the legs are affected. This is called thrombophlebitis, a serious condition in ... read more
What Are Spider Veins?
Chronic Venous Disease: What You Need to Know
Chronic venous disease is a common disorder that occurs when the veins in your body become incapable of efficiently returning blood to the heart. This can result in minor problems like heaviness in the legs, or aching and unattractive looking veins. It can also bring on more significant problems like swelling, changes in skin color, ... read more
Lymphedema occurs when fluid builds up in the fatty tissues just under your skin. The most common causes of lymphedema include surgery, trauma, radiation or infection. During surgery for breast cancer, lymph nodes may be taken from under from under your arm to determine if cancer has spread. The removal of lymph nodes includes also ... read more