Entries by Elizabeth Lazdins

Spread the Word about Blood Clot Awareness Month

According to the CDC, someone in the U.S. dies of a blood clot every 6 minutes. In fact, each year, more people lose their lives to blood clots than AIDS, breast cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined. March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. Also known as Blood Clot Awareness Month, it’s a public […]

Gilvydis Vein Clinic Vein Granted Accreditation

Gilvydis Vein Clinic (GVC), a leading local provider of leading-edge, nonsurgical treatments for leg vein issues, announced today it has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the area of vein ultrasounds. Accreditation by the IAC indicates that GVC has undergone an intensive application and […]

Get Summer-Ready Legs

Treat varicose veins once and for all.  Are you tired of being embarrassed by ugly varicose veins? Are you missing out on the fun because of leg pain? Maybe your legs are trying to tell you something.   You’re not alone. More than 30 percent of men and women in the United States suffer from vein disease in their legs. It’s not just […]

Varicose veins can lead to health problems during long trips

It’s that time of year, when traveling and the holidays go hand in hand for millions of Americans. Long trips of four hours or more by car, train or plane can be challenging for people in general. But these days, air travel is uncomfortable for just about everyone, and sitting in a cramped seat for […]

How your job affects your veins

More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins. And contrary to popular belief, it’s not just a cosmetic, female or elderly problem – the bulging, twisted veins can affect anyone at any age and can lead to serious medical issues such as blood clots. Varicose veins are a medical condition in which the veins […]

Gilvydis Vein Clinic adds to team

     Gilvydis Vein Clinic (GVC), a leading local provider of cutting-edge, nonsurgical treatments for leg vein issues, including varicose and spider veins, has expanded its team by adding Elizabeth Lawrence, Victoria Navarro and Sarah Rexford. Elizabeth Lawrence and Victoria Navarro recently joined the GVC nursing team. They are responsible for patient education, patient check-in and […]

Relieving pain from varicose veins

Studies estimate that more than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins. Normally, one-way valves in the veins of your legs keep blood flowing toward the heart. When varicose veins are present, however, the normal flow of blood is disrupted. The presence of varicose veins results in painful or uncomfortable veins that have filled with […]

Varicose veins are a reality for men too

If we did some word association with the condition known as varicose veins, terms such as pregnancy and compression stockings would likely be thrown into the mix. It’s easy to understand why many people associate varicose veins primarily with women. So many of these veins show up during pregnancy, and about three-fourths of people who […]

Talk to your doctor about leg pain issues

Patients often tell me they wish they would have sought treatment for their leg vein issues sooner. Many people think nothing can be done about their vein conditions and related leg pain – that the treatment would be too painful or deemed “cosmetic” and not covered by insurance. Sometimes, individuals don’t realize their leg pain […]