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Why treating your Varicose Veins may help you Sleep.

Can treating your varicose veins help you sleep? Find out How.

According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS), nearly 10% of the entire U.S. population suffer from what is know as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - a neurological disorder with associated symptoms such as throbbing, pain, and unpleasant tingling sensations. While these symptoms may persist during the course of daily activities, the most distinctive aspect of Restless Leg Syndrome is the fact that lying down or relaxation generally aggravates the condition, meaning frequent nights waking up to move about or difficulty even falling asleep.

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Are varicose vein lasers safe?

Are Varicose Vein Lasers Safe?

EVLTA common question that some patients have before receiving treatment for their varicose or spider veins is whether varicose vein lasers are a safe way to treat vein disease.  The short answer is yes, but in order to understand the answer it’s important to know what vein disease really is, and how lasers work as compared to older treatment methods.

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Common Summer Activities Affected by Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins and spider veins are frequently known to cause various symptoms, like leg pain, swelling, heaviness, fatigue, etc. These symptoms not only can affect your work schedule, but they also can significantly affect your ability to participate in social activities and even normal daily activities at home. Here is a look at some of the most common summer activities that people often miss out on as a result of their varicose and spider veins.

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Phlebology changes its name to Venous and Lymphatic

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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Can Crossing Your Legs Lead to Varicose Veins?

Common Varicose Vein Myths. Can Crossing Your Legs Lead to Varicose Veins?

While you may have heard a few reasons, whether medically or in religious idioms, why you should not cross your legs, the fact remains that most of these are simply myths. One in particular is the common myth that crossing your legs will cause varicose veins. The truth is, that this is simply not true. Crossing you legs will not lead to varicose veins no matter how frequently or often you do so.

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