Entries by Rimas Gilvydis

Treating Varicose Veins With Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

What Is Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)? Endovenous laser ablation—also known as EVLA—is a minimally invasive vein procedure featuring top-of-the-line medical technology. Using a laser catheter, a vein specialist will close any problem veins you have. Here’s how it works: Ultrasound vein mapping is used to identify and target varicose veins.  Local anesthesia is placed on […]

How To Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Getting rid of varicose veins is easier than you may think, even if you’re not going the medical treatment route.  Varicose veins affect around 35% of people in the U.S. Don’t become a part of this statistic—read on to find out how you can take vein health back into your own hands. What Are Varicose […]

Why Are Veins Blue?

Red blood is carried around your body by arteries and veins—so why do they show up as blue under your skin?  There’s a simple answer to that.  Usually, blue veins are nothing to worry about. But sometimes they can be the sign of poor vein health. Read on to find out all about what your […]

Tingling in Legs: A Common Symptom of Poor Circulation

The occasional tingling sensation in your leg usually means nothing. Sometimes you’ve been sitting too long, or have had your leg in a certain position for quite a while. But if you are feeling tingling in your legs often—enough where it’s noticeable—then it might mean something more.  Tingling is a major characteristic of poor blood […]

Top Treatment Options for Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency can hold you back. Symptoms of CVI are often painful and bothersome, while the disease itself is an indicator of a serious blood flow problem in your leg veins. But don’t worry—chronic venous insufficiency can be treated.  Learn about what your options are if you have CVI by reading further. What Is […]

How To Improve Vein Health in Legs: Circulation, Exercise & Food

Whether you’re 5 or 50, vein health matters. It especially matters when it comes to your legs—they are, after all, what literally carry you throughout life.   Most people don’t give much thought to the circulation and vein health of their legs. But taking care of your vein health doesn’t have to take up too much […]

Treating Spider Veins With Sclerotherapy

Looking for the perfect spider vein treatment? Sclerotherapy might just be the answer. Of all the spider vein treatment options, sclerotherapy seems to check all the boxes. It’s minimally invasive, requires little to no healing, and is over in a matter of minutes. But before you decide whether it’s right for you, read on to […]

Why Choose Us: Experience and Results

Living with the symptoms of varicose veins or spider veins can disrupt your quality of life. At Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, we are the leading experts in vein disease in the region because we focus solely on the treatment of leg vein disease. We deliver successful outcomes, and our patients become our best advocates. Patient […]

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 […]

Guys: Don’t Ignore Varicose Veins

We get it. Guys don’t often obsess over the look of varicose veins at the beach. But men make up about 25% of varicose vein patients nationwide and nearly 45% percent of our patient base at Gilvydis Vein Clinic. Almost half of all men get varicose veins at some point, and the debilitating pain associated […]