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Can vein disease be prevented?

By Reeder Vein Institute
May 7, 2015

Chronic venous disease (CVD) runs the gamut from small, dilated veins in the skin, which are often referred to as “spider veins”, to chronic inflammation of the lower leg, and even skin ulceration. Somewhere in the middle is varicose vein disease and chronic swelling of the lower leg due to venous hypertension. Although these problems ... read more


By Reeder Vein Institute
March 24, 2015

Key words: VenaSeal, vein closure, radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation VenaSeal was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on February 24th . (News Release: FDA approves the VenaSeal closure system for the treatment of clinically symptomatic venous reflux. February 24, 2015.) Venaseal is a new technology for treating superficial venous reflux, the root cause ... read more

How bad is my vein disease?

By Reeder Vein Institute
January 5, 2015

Keywords: chronic venous disease, chronic venous insufficiency, spider veins, varicose veins, venous ulceration, inflammation, CEAP classification  Vein disease is often visible and often recognized by patients when they have the appearance of visibly abnormal varicose veins, or spider veins. Patients often ask, “how bad is my vein disease? In 1994 an international committee of experts ... read more

What is chronic venous disease?

By adminW
December 9, 2014

Advanced vein disease with chronic inflammation and venous ulceration. Key terms: chronic venous disease, varicose veins, spider veins, reflux, increased pressure, inflammation Chronic venous disease occurs when the veins in the body become incapable of efficient return of the blood to the heart. This happens most commonly in the lower extremities, or legs, of adults. ... read more