Chronic Venous Disease (CVD)

Spring Has Sprung, and Summer is Not Far Behind

By Reeder Vein Institute
April 16, 2018

Warm weather, sunshine, shorts, and flip-flops. We all have a love hate relationship with summer in Texas, but ready or not, here it comes. Sadly, for many people, summer brings the added stress of wearing uncomfortable long pants through the hot summer months because they are embarrassed to show their legs. At Reeder Vein we ... read more

What Is Venous Insufficiency?

By Reeder Vein Institute
March 15, 2018

Spider veins, varicose veins and other disorders are linked to a condition known as “venous insufficiency.” Not every case of venous insufficiency requires treatment beyond cosmetic vein removal, but chronic venous insufficiency can be problematic and may require medical interventions. What is Venous Insufficiency? Inside your veins are small flaps that open and close to allow blood ... read more

Do I have Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

By Reeder Vein Institute
January 15, 2018

When the blood valves and the venous wall aren’t working normally, blood will pool in the veins. This can create a condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Swelling of the ankles and legs, itching legs and feet, skin infections, and varicose veins can result from CVI. Here are the symptoms and risks associated with CVI ... read more

Why Winter May be the Best Time to Treat Your Vein Disease

By adminW
November 28, 2017

Football, falling leaves, and sweaters.  Fall and winter are not usually when people think about their varicose veins.  Many people with this problem are happy to cover up in the winter, even if their symptoms of aching, heaviness, and fatigue persist. However, late fall and winter may be the perfect time to address varicose vein ... 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

What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

By Reeder Vein Institute
August 15, 2016

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

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

What Are Spider Veins?

By adminW
February 16, 2016

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