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Why Board Certification is a Must for Vein Treatment.

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There’s a misconception out there that vein disease is a cosmetic problem not requiring proper medical attention, however, vein disease is, first and foremost, a circulatory disease and frequently the result of genetics. If left untreated, varicose veins could lead to serious side effects, like deep vein thrombosis, venous ulcerations, restless legs and more.

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Can not treating your varicose veins lead to health concerns later in life? Video

Dr. Rivard answers a very common question that many patients ask when coming to our office - can waiting to treat your veins cause health issues later in life? Outlining the important reasons to seek treatment early rather than waiting. The answer is absolutely yes, in fact, patients with untreated varicose veins can suffer from venous ulcerations, deep vein thrombosis, and even congestive heart failure.

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March Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

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Spring Is Near, It’s Time to Treat Your Varicose Veins.

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Spring is rapidly approaching as days are getting warmer, and the sun is out longer. Spring brings about a time for growth and new beginnings. While the spring air encourages us to get outside a bit more, for some it also is a constant reminder of their legs. When you suffer from varicose and spider veins, the spring weather can create a feeling of insecurity of having to go out. Regretting the opportunities to wear shorts or skirts without your noticeable veins protruding from your legs.

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Why Treating Your Varicose Veins Sooner is Better.

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Varicose veins are one of the most common medical diseases for adults over 50, with nearly 30% of the entire US population suffering as a result. In fact varicose veins are so common, that by age 60 the prevalence of vein disease increases to nearly half the population (both men and women). While varicose veins are commonly thought to be a result of older age, the truth is that most only recognize the symptoms of varicose veins later in life as the condition has developed so severely that it manifests in such a dramatic physical manner. The fact is that the onset of the disease happens gradually over many years (even decades), but can start as early as 12 years of age. 

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