Entries by Elizabeth Lazdins

Varicose veins can lead to health problems during long trips

With the summer travel season in full swing, many are preparing for long road trips. Dr. Gilvydis says that for people with varicose veins, trips of four hours or more by plane, car or train can intensify pain and discomfort, and even pose a risk for blood clots including deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot […]

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 […]

Tingling in legs: What could be the cause?

We’ve all felt it, that familiar tingling feeling in your leg after you’ve been in the same position for too long, also known as pins and needles. But there are a number of other causes for a tingling sensation in the legs that you may not be aware of, especially if you are experiencing the feeling on […]

What is Phlebitis?

Our veins do quite a bit of work during the course of our lives. They have a big responsibility to transport blood back to the heart in order to keep us alive. But sometimes these blood vessels become inflamed which can cause problems with circulation and uncomfortable symptoms. We’re talking about phlebitis. The Causes of Phlebitis Phlebitis […]

New study links varicose veins to increased risk of developing DVT

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism.  According to the American Heart Association, up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, yet 74 percent have little or no awareness of DVT. […]