It’s important to know that there are treatments for venous insufficiency including lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and avoiding sitting for long periods of time as well as surgery if necessary. In this blog post, we will be discussing what is the best treatment for venous insufficiency.        …

  Did you know that one in every two people will develop vein disease in their lifetime? Vein disease in legs is one of the most commonly misunderstood medical conditions today. Many people think that it only affects older individuals, but this isn’t the case at all. In fact, vein disease can affect anyone, at…

  What is Venous Insufficiency? Venous insufficiency is a circulatory disorder that occurs when the valves in the veins are not working properly. Also called venous reflux, this condition can lead to swelling of your legs and feet. If you or someone you love is suffering from venous insufficiency, it’s important to find the right…

    If you are looking for a new way to treat varicose veins, then Varithena may be the answer. In this blog post, we will discuss what Varithena does for varicose veins and the advantages of using this procedure over others.         What is Varithena and What Does it Do Varithena…

  What is Venous Disease? Venous disease is a condition that affects the venous system, which includes veins and venules in the body. Data from Circulation AHA Journals indicates that varicose veins affect more than 25 million adults in the United States and more than 6 million with more advanced venous disease. It can be…

Venous insufficiency is a condition that affects your veins and can lead without appropriate intervention, to serious complications. Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins’ natural valves become insufficient, or leaky, allowing blood to flow back towards the feet. Varicose veins have an estimated prevalence between 5% and 30% in the adult population, with a female:…

  Leg swelling generally occurs because of an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the lower extremity. In our practice, the term we use for leg swelling from excessive fluid is peripheral edema. Peripheral edema occurs when fluid builds up in the tissues of the lower leg. It can be caused by a…

He’s alive because he could sing. I’d like to focus on a very unique and recent patient of mine named Frank, a veteran of the Korean conflict who suffers from end-stage renal disease, developed as a consequence of a severe Covid infection that almost ended him last December. Frank has recovered well, but still needs…

As a doctor, I am always mindful of my relationship with my patients. The continuity of care is important for the patient-centered relationship and far too often it is easy to get caught up in trying to do too many things at once because we are all so busy these days. In my experience and…

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