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IVS Remains at the Forefront of Global Vein Care: Takeaways from the ACP 32nd Annual Congress Meeting

JP_160610_Illinois_Vein_Institute_0532Having just returned from the ACP 32nd Annual Congress meeting, I thrilled to know my practice continues to be on the forefront of vein care. At Illinois Vein Specialists we pride ourselves on our commitment to yearly-continued education workshops and lectures. We are a specialized field and our dedication to your health and well-being is the benchmark that many try to copy.

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5 easy steps to Successful Varicose Vein Treatment.

5 easy steps to Successful Varicose Vein Treatment.

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7 great questions to ask your doctor about varicose vein treatment.

7 great questions to ask your Vein Doctor about Varicose Vein treatment.

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While more and more people are beginning to educate themselves on varicose vein disease and seekingtreatment to alleviate their pain, many still do not know what questions to ask when talking with their doctor.  In general, it is always wise to find a vein specialist that has demonstrated their dedication to the board speciality of venous and lymphatic medicine and spends their time focusing solely on treating venous disease.  Proper education and training in both treatment and diagnostic ultrasound procedures is also an important consideration.

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Common Occupations that May Contribute to Varicose Veins.

Common Occupations that May Contribute to Varicose Veins.

Although the primary cause of varicose veins is heredity, with nearly half the adult population suffering as a result, there are many contributing factors that can increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins or exacerbate the problem once you have them.  For instance, certain occupations that require long periods of standing can often contribute and increase the symptoms associated with your vein disease.  

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Phlebology Changes its Name to Venous and Lymphatic. Why this makes sense.

From Phlebology to Venous & Lymphatic. Better Name. Same Practice.

Last year, the Board of Directors for the American College of Phlebology (the governing body responsible for establishing the criteria and certification requirements for practicing vein doctors), finally changed its name to the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM).  The ABVLM believed that the word “Phlebology” did not appropriately convey a clear indication of the particular field of medicine being practiced and that the word itself often caused confusion in the general public. The change to ‘venous and lymphatic medicine’ makes more sense for several reasons:

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