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The IVS Way of Vein Care

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Here at IVS our main priority is making sure our patients are treated with the best care and are at their most comfortable the minute they step into our clinic. We understand that receiving treatment can be stressful and want to make sure we can do our part in making our patients feel that they are the in the best hands. What makes IVS different than other vein clinics?

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What makes IVS a Center of excellence?

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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we are known as a “Center for Excellence in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vein Disease. What is a Center for Excellence, exactly?

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5 signs that you should GET A SECOND OPINION FOR VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT

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  1. If your ultrasound was done in the sitting position or lying down. This could create false positives within your veins. All venous ultrasounds should be done in the standing position to ensure proper results.
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What Shoes Should I Wear If I Have Varicose Veins?

 

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While there are not specific shoes that are best for varicose veins, there are definitely good and bad options. To start off with what not to wear, avoid wearing high heels that are greater than 2 inches. High heels affect your calves’ ability to pump blood back up to the legs and also restrict proper muscle function. This raises vein pressure in the lower legs and will lead to more pain in the lower extremities. 

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Traveling Tips if You Suffer From Varicose Veins.

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Summer is a wildly popular time to travel with family and friends as people take long flights to Europe or cross-country road trips to enjoy the beautiful weather. Traveling for long hours oftentimes can be painful for people with varicose veins as inactivity and gravity causes blood to pool near your legs and ankles. This often creates painful swelling and discomfort in the legs. Here are some tips to help minimize the pain and maximize the fun!

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