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Myth: Varicose Vein Treatment is Just a Cosmetic Fix

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Varicose Vein Creams Aren't The Solution

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varicose_vein_creams.jpgFor every serious medical condition, there are a number of seemingly magical over the counter treatments available. These quick fixes often seem too good to be true, and unfortunately, they usually are. Vein disease is no exception. 


IVS Teams Up With Advocate Health Systems

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Illinois Vein Specialists is Now on Staff with Advocate Health Systems

Barrington, IL – July 20th, 2016—Dr. Stephen Rivard and Dr. Susan Kanehann of Illinois Vein Specialists are pleased to announce that they are now officially on staff with Advocate Health Systems alongside exceptional establishments like Good Shepherd Hospital.

Vein Disease & Pregnancy

pregnancy, Vein Disease

Pregnant_woman.jpegMany doctors say that a woman should wait until she is done having children to receive treatment for her varicose or spider veins, but in our experience, it is better to treat vein disease prior to pregnancy if you have a family history, or in between pregnancies as it arises


Congrats, Dr. Susan Kanehann on Your AVBLM Board Certification!

board certified phlebologist, board certified vein specialist, Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor




Myth: Varicose And Spider Veins Will Always Reoccur After They Have Been Repaired

varicose veins, varicose vein recurrence, vein myths


How Can I Reduce The Impact Of My Varicose Veins Between Diagnosis & Treatment?

crossing your legs, can walking help varicose veins, effective varicose vein treatment, Nutriton



Do I Really Need Treatment for my Spider Veins?

spider veins, sclerotherapy

spider_veins-1.jpgSpider Veins are small blue and purple veins that appear in the surface of the skin. They generally appear on the legs near or around the knee, upper thigh, and ankles. Common causes of spider veins are family history, trauma, pregnancy, the release of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, and prolonged periods of standing.   


For Our Doctor Blog Readers

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From a recent letter to the editor of Emergency Medicine News: 



We read with great interest the article by Christine Butts, MD, “Should D-dimer be Added to Limited Ultrasounds in DVT Patients?” After a combined 60 years in emergency medicine, my partner and I, who now specialize in leg vein and lymphatic diagnosis and treatment, have great concerns regarding this type of patient.


Don’t Be Fooled, Varicose Veins Affect Men Too!

Vein Disease, men

Man-Legs.jpegVaricose veins are often thought of as a problem only encountered by older women. The truth is that the disease does not discriminate based on age or gender. The American Heart Association and various other groups have conducted research to determine that men are indeed widely affected. By the time men reach the age of 50, nearly 40% of them will suffer from some form of vein disease. Nearly 25% of all men currently in the U.S. have venous disease.


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