Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic annoyance, they’re a vascular concern. Here’s when you should see a doctor and what you can do to protect yourself.
Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Vascular surgeon George Anton, MD, explains the best way to get rid of spider veins.
Think your spider veins are unsightly? Spider veins can be removed through sclerotherapy. In this procedure, a doctor injects a solution directly into the spider veins, which causes them to instantly collapse and disappear.
Nobody wants bulging, purple varicose veins on their legs or ankles. However, about half of adults have them, and they become more prevalent with age. What causes varicose veins and what can you do about them? Many people think they know, but James Bekeny, MD, a vascular surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, sets the record straight. … Read More
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They may be ugly, but varicose veins and spider veins usually are only a cosmetic issue. However, sometimes, these bulging veins on the skin surface can signal a deeper problem. “Varicose veins and spider veins are a plumbing issue,” says dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD. “They’re almost like leaky valves that are not capable of pushing … Read More
You might think of varicose veins as an older woman’s problem, but it may actually have more to do with your lifestyle than your gender. Varicose veins are common in adults. More women than men seek treatment for varicose veins, but men are also at risk for weakened and distended veins. Increasing age and physical … Read More
Many people with spider veins hesitate to wear shorts or skirts because of the cosmetic appearance of the condition. However, a 30- to 45-minute procedure called sclerotherapy is performed right in the vascular surgeon’s office and can vastly improve the appearance of spider veins, which are similar to varicose veins but smaller and not as … Read More
Most people think that any problems in the anal area are hemorrhoids. Whether they experience anal pain, discomfort or even bleeding, they self-diagnose a case of hemorrhoids and put off proper treatment. The problem may well be hemorrhoid-related. But if you have persistent anal pain or see blood on the tissue or in the toilet, … Read More