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Chronic Venous Disease: What You Need to Know

By Reeder Vein Institute
February 15, 2016

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

Understanding Lymphedema

By Reeder Vein Institute
January 15, 2016

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

Two Types of Vein Treatments

By Reeder Vein Institute
December 30, 2015

Varicose veins and spider veins. While these two kinds of veins are different in appearance, most would agree that they have one thing in common – they are unwelcome, unsightly, and often extremely painful. Varicose veins are enlarged blue, red or flesh-colored veins that often look like cords and are raised above the surface of ... read more

Understanding Lymphedema

By Reeder Vein Institute
November 15, 2015

If you’ve heard of lymphedema, you may know that it’s a condition in which you certain areas of your body—usually a limb (arm or leg) swells. The swelling is caused by fluids that accumulate when the lymphatic system (part of your body’s immune system) stops working properly. When the lymphatic system is up and running ... read more

Your Legs and Thrombophlebitis

By Reeder Vein Institute
October 15, 2015

If you were on Wheel of Fortune, you’d be happy to buy a vowel or two and solve for the word thrombophlebitis, but when you have it in your legs, thrombophlebitis can be a serious condition, especially deep vein thrombophlebitis. Here’s an overview of what it is and what we can do about it at ... read more

Varicose Veins: FAQ

By Reeder Vein Institute
September 15, 2015

Varicose veins can be painful and unsightly—if you’re concerned about varicose veins, now is the time to get your questions answered. Keep reading to learn more. How are varicose veins formed? Your veins play an important role in your body—they carry blood from your heart to tissues throughout your body. This gets oxygen and nutrients ... read more

Causes of Lymphedema

By Reeder Vein Institute
August 15, 2015

A good lymphatic system is essential to a healthy body. The system circulates the lymph fluid-rich in proteins- all through the body, collecting waste products, viruses and bacteria. The lymphatic system carries these harmful materials through lymph vessels, leading to the lymph nodes. Lymphocytes then filter out the waste, which are then flushed out from ... read more

How Can Ambulatory Microphlebectomy Help With Vein Removal?

By adminW
July 31, 2015

Varicose veins can be distressing in many ways, and patients often seek out procedures designed to help eliminate them. One of the most effective ways in which they can be operated on is ambulatory microphlebectomy. It can be performed in an outpatient setting and the patient can return to everyday life almost immediately after the ... read more

Getting Your "Girl Legs" Back

By Reeder Vein Institute
June 10, 2015

This blog was previously published at as Getting your “girl legs” back! Chronic venous disease (CVD) is an underappreciated and often misdiagnosed medical problem. The clinical appearance of this condition varies from visible bulging varicose veins, to swelling, chronic inflammation, and even skin ulceration of more advanced CVD. Almost always the disease occurs in ... read more

The Differences Between Spider Veins And Varicose Veins

By adminW
June 1, 2015

Although many people look forward to the spring and summer months, there a lot of men and women who dread the warmer weather. They dread it because they suffer from vein disorders. Two of the most common vein disorders are spider veins and varicose veins. Although similar, spider and varicose veins have many differences. Spider ... read more