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Love Your Legs Again: Vein Disease Prevention

Let’s face it, as the weather warms up and we start to break out the shorts, skirts and swimsuits we want great looking legs! For some, they are just naturally blessed with a pair of fabulous looking legs. For others, spider and varicose veins dampen their enthusiasm for baring their legs for all to see. […]

Vein Disease Left Untreated

Varicose veins are a condition that affect nearly 40 million Americans. Not only are they aesthetically displeasing but if left untreated can cause some serious health issues. Strong candidates for varicose veins are more likely to be involved in occupations that have you sitting or standing for long periods of time. This is the result […]

How can I prevent varicose veins at a young age?

Q: How can I prevent having varicose veins? I am 20 years old, but yet my varicose veins are getting enlarged and more severe. A: Unfortunately, you cannot prevent varicose veins 100%. The number one cause of this type of vein disease is having a family history and because you already have varicose veins at age 20, you will […]

What is Vein Stripping?

Vein stripping is a surgical procedure that is done at a hospital or surgery center. This type of procedure is completed under general anesthesia in an operating room setting. Vein stripping starts with a surgeon who makes multiple incisions down the leg and remove portions of the problematic vein at a time. Each of the […]

Endovenous Laser Ablation vs. Radiofrequency Ablation

Endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation are both energy sources that generate heat and close the vein, which is called thermal ablation. Each procedure produces heat through different methods, but I prefer to use endovenous laser ablation because it allows me to get the laser fiber into smaller veins that isn’t possible with the radiofrequency […]

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins: Relief for new and expecting moms

Varicose veins are caused by faulty valves in the veins or weak vein walls, which are common during pregnancy and in women with a family history of this vein problem. Dr. Lornell E. Hansen provides answers to questions that many new and expecting moms may have to relieve varicose vein discomfort. Q: What causes varicose veins during pregnancy? […]

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