Entries by Rimas Gilvydis

How To Prevent Spider Veins

What Are Spider Veins? Spider veins are the dark purple or blue lines that show up near the face or legs’ surface because of damage to the veins. While they usually aren’t painful, they may make your legs feel heavy or achy, and the skin may burn, throb, or itch around spider veins after a […]

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 […]

Compression Therapy for Varicose Veins

If you suffer from varicose veins, you probably know how unsightly they can look and may have experienced the fatigue, cramping and aching they can cause in the legs. These symptoms can cause significant problems in daily life, and the cosmetic effects can cause a loss of confidence and enjoyment in life. But fortunately, with new medical […]

Gilvydis Vein Clinic Moving to New Sycamore Location

Gilvydis Vein Clinic (GVC) will have a new home in Sycamore with improved access to care for individuals with vein disease. We are moving to 1815 Mediterranean Drive, Unit 103, near Illinois 23 and Bethany Road. GVC also has a clinic in Geneva. Dr. Rimas Gilvydis, a board-certified vascular and interventional radiologist and diplomate of […]

Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a dangerous medical condition caused when a clot hinders blood flow in your arms or legs. When your leg blood pressure gets too high, it can cause the clot to travel to your heart. Each extremity contains both superficial and deep veins that pump blood back to your heart and keep […]

Treat yourself to healthy legs this holiday season

The holidays are a time of giving, spending time with family and friends, and preparing for a New Year. Taking care of yourself and treating yourself to better leg vein health should also be on the to-do list this season. It’s understandable that the busyness of the holidays means commitments such as health screenings and […]

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Vein Thrombosis

When your blood develops a clot that is located in one of the deep veins of your leg or arm, the condition is called deep vein thrombosis. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is considered a serious condition because of the potential for part of the clot to break off and travel to the lungs, causing […]

What Does a Blood Clot Feel Like?

Blood clots occur naturally in the body; they are responsible for sealing up wounds. A blood clot forms to halt the bleeding, and once it has done its job, it breaks up. They are essential for proper healing, but sometimes, things go wrong. Each year, 600,000 cases of non-fatal blood clots occur, a majority of […]

Poor Blood Circulation Causes & Symptoms

Good circulation is essential for good health. The body’s circulatory system carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body by delivering blood to the organs and tissues. Chronic health conditions, such as type two diabetes, can lead to poor blood circulation. When circulation is limited, other health problems will result. Fortunately, lifestyle changes can help improve […]