Varicose Veins

‘Barber-ic’…or Bringing Suck-sy Back?

Who doesn’t love modern technology? Pulling out ‘an old Barber’s standby from the Middle Ages’ – a young Polish woman has set up a new clinic in Edinburgh, Scotland – where, among other ailments, she is treating varicose veins – and her technology uses no electricity, lasers or equipment newer than the most popular ‘spa treatment’ from 296 – 1745 B.C…Leeches! Sounds gross, but it actually makes sense, due to a chemical in the saliva of a leech that improves blood circulation. Sure…we’ll stick with lasers – but, it’s always fun to explore. Read more here… Continue reading

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In a Serious Vein – Part 1

Veins are expected to do their ‘job’ – out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But, when one (or more) become visible; it is not necessary just unsightly – it could be an indicator of a medical problem. When the valves do not function properly, there is the possibility of leg ulcers or blood clots. If there is pain or bulging, it is time to get checked. Monitoring and removing varicose veins just makes sense. Continue reading

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Does Your Job Put You At Risk For Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be caused by a variety of reasons – but, one of the risks may be our occupation. Do you stand on your feet a lot? Do you predominantly sit? Check through our list of professions that can put us at higher risk for varicose veins. And if you feel any heaviness, pain or see the signs, consult with a local vascular or plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Continue reading

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Here’s Your ‘Sign’…

Many people do not know the difference between spider veins and varicose veins. There are differences. Regardless of the type of veins, they can be painful and unsightly – and nobody wants them. To find out more about your vein issues, schedule an appointment to have them checked and removed. Even if they are not severe, your body may be trying to tell you something. Continue reading

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