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Why being over weight may lead to varicose veins and more

Why being over weight may lead to varicose veins, and more.


It may be common for doctors to inform their patients of the inherent risks of being over weight, however, there are certain risks less obvious and often hidden to both physician and patient in the form of varicose veins. In fact, not only are patients suffering from both varicose veins and issues with their weight less likely to properly diagnosis their underlying vein disease, these patients may actually be more difficult to treat.

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Why Varicose Vein Creams Won’t Work

Why Varicose Vein Creams Won’t Work


Finding a quick solution for any medical malady is unfortunately as common as varicose vein disease.  While many people search in hopes to find a real solution for their often annoying and unsightly varicose or spider veins, the solution behind the counter may not be the one you are really looking for.  Here’s why:

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How Varicose Vein Treatment May Help You Recover from Knee Replacement



While the obvious important medical issues like varicose veins and the less serious spider veins are our primary focus, spreading the word about the broad implications of venous disease is also very much a part of our mission at Illinois Vein Specialists.  One of these implications involves a common problem that we see at IVS where other doctors are having trouble diagnosing the reasons for lack of patient progress after hip and knee replacement, and general wound healing (which can also be a symptom of underlying venous disease). 

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Will I need these varicose veins later on?

Will I need these (varicose) veins later on? What if I have had previous vein removal, can you treat more veins?

Many patients ask questions regarding the fact that we are treating veins from their body that upon treatment dissolve into the blood, often worried that they will in some way need them later on.  Frequently, a patient will inquire about losing veins that may potentially be needed for something like a heart bypass, or whether (for patients that have had previous vein stripping, etc) they can even remove any more veins.  

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Is Walking Good For Varicose Veins?

Can Walking help Varicose Veins?  Does it prevent them? Things you should know.

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