Entries by Rimas Gilvydis

Get Your Legs Spring-Ready!

Even before winter releases its icy grasp, our minds shift to spring. We begin dreaming of days at the park, lazy afternoons lounging around the pool, and evenings spent firing up the barbecue. Retailers stock their shelves with shorts, tops, sundresses, swimsuits and sandals. While most of us look forward to the warmer months, those […]

Treat Varicose Veins Between Pregnancies

Your risk of developing vein disease – especially varicose veins – increases if you have a family history of them or if you spend long periods of time standing or sitting. Varicose veins affect both women and men, and a common risk factor for women is pregnancy. More than 40% of pregnant women experience varicose […]

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 […]

Family history increases risk for developing varicose veins

It’s important to know our family history for various medical issues, from cancer to vein disease. A visit to the doctor’s office is a frequent reminder of this need-to-know information every time we have to fill out a form or confirm details with a nurse during a checkup. Another question to ask your immediate and/or […]

We Prioritize Your Experience

Living with the symptoms of varicose veins or other vein disease can be debilitating and disrupt your quality of life. Taking steps to talk to your doctor about your symptoms or start researching options for care can also feel intimidating. The information can seem overwhelming and reading about a potential online diagnosis can cause anxiety. […]

Know the Signs of Vein Disease Before It Progresses

Why wait to schedule a consultation for varicose or spider veins, or consider treatment that can help address leg pain and discomfort? Act now to stop the progression of vein disease, which if left untreated can harm your quality of life and limit your active lifestyle. It’s important to recognize the signs of vein disease […]

Ask Your Podiatrist about Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common condition, affecting up to 35% of the U.S. population by some estimates. That shared experience means people seek us out here at Gilvydis Vein Clinic in a variety of ways. Individuals can contact us directly for a screening or consultation if they’re experiencing symptoms of vein disease. Those symptoms include […]

Do You Know Skin Conditions can be Linked to Varicose Veins?

When most people think about varicose veins, they picture bulging purple or blue veins in their legs. In addition to being unsightly, they also cause pain, burning, cramping, swelling, and a heavy, achy feeling. But did you know vein disease can also affect your skin? Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your veins have difficulty sending […]

Can You Treat Deep Vein Thrombosis at Home?

Vein and arteries carry blood continuously throughout your life, keeping your heart pumping and other organs functioning. When you get a cut or scrape, clots prevent blood from spilling out. However, when blood clots for other reasons, it can be a result of life-threatening medical problems. Learn more about blood clots and your treatment options if […]

Leg Vein Issues Are A Guy Thing, Too!

When you hear about varicose veins, what comes to mind? Your mother? Grandmother? Wife? If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Leg vein problems are typically thought to be a women’s issue, but in reality, the condition affects the genders nearly equally. At Gilvydis Vein Clinic, 45% of our patient base is male, with a […]