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Varicose Veins: Are You at Risk?

By Reeder Vein Institute
July 15, 2016

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

5 Effective Ways to Minimize Spider and Varicose Veins

By Reeder Vein Institute
June 15, 2016

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?

By Reeder Vein Institute
May 15, 2016

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

By Reeder Vein Institute
April 15, 2016

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

How Does Ambulatory Microphlebectomy Help With Vein Removal

By Reeder Vein Institute
April 14, 2016

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?

By Reeder Vein Institute
March 15, 2016

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?

By adminW
February 16, 2016

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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