Entries by Catherine Povalitis

Foods that Fuel Healthy Veins

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, the perfect time to celebrate the positive influence of nutrition on the body. Eating for healthy veins is easy with these simple tips. Fight varicose veins and spider veins with smarter nutrition “Cleaning up” your diet can reduce the pressure on your veins and even reinforce them. […]

Tips for Men with Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are not only a female issue. More than a quarter of men are currently suffering from the pain and discomfort of these bulging, twisted veins. At Gilvydis Vein Clinic, about 45 percent of our patient base is male, and the severity of the disease is similar among genders. Men should not let the […]

Postpartum Varicose Veins: What You Should Know About the Twisted Bulging Veins

The development or worsening of varicose veins during pregnancy is very common. In fact, many people are not aware that the connection between varicose veins and pregnancy is quite significant. About 40 percent of pregnant women suffer from varicose veins during pregnancy. These bulging, twisted veins can cause legs to feel heavy, restless, painful and […]

Debunking Varicose Vein Myths

Many people put off talking to their doctor about leg vein issues because they think it’s a normal part of aging, it’s purely cosmetic or because insurance won’t cover treatment. The reality is 40 percent of Americans suffer from varicose veins, a progressive vein disorder that will get worse over time if left untreated. Most […]

Nutrition is Important for Vein Health Too

It’s true: We are what we eat. Most people know that a balanced diet is vital to overall good health. But does nutrition affect the circulatory system? Yes. There are foods and nutrients that are known allies to your arteries and veins. But it’s important to be aware of the foods that can negatively affect […]

Cold Weather and Your Veins

By the first official day of winter, December 21, much of the nation has already been experiencing teeth-chattering temperatures. If you live in a part of the country where you are knee-deep in cold weather, and you have varicose veins, spider veins or other forms of venous disease, you may have noticed some changes to […]

What Could Be Causing Leg Sores?

It often begins with a discolored spot on the skin near the ankle. Or maybe a minor injury breaks the skin. In most people, the bruising or broken skin heals up within a week or two. However, when there’s an underlying vein problem, the wound doesn’t heal and may increase in size, or reappears after […]

Hallie Konieczki Joins Gilvydis Vein Clinic

Gilvydis Vein Clinic (GVC), a leading local provider of leading-edge, nonsurgical treatments for leg vein issues, including varicose and spider veins, has added Nurse Practitioner Hallie Konieczki to its team. Hallie joined GVC in August and serves patients at its Geneva and Sycamore locations. She is responsible for patient education, free screenings, consultations and follow-up […]