Entries by Rimas Gilvydis

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. […]

The link between deep vein thrombosis & pulmonary embolism

Deep vein thrombosis is a venous disease that is often associated with pulmonary embolism. But what exactly is the link between these two diseases?  To answer that, we need to know a little bit about both. What is DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis? Simply put, deep vein thrombosis is a clot of blood that has formed […]

New Year, New Goals

With the arrival of the New Year, you may have determined resolutions for self-improvement. Some of these commitments may involve sticking to a healthier diet, making exercise a regular routine or finding the time to better connect with family and friends. The most popular resolutions are generally related to improving physical health and appearance, with […]

Summer fun back on the agenda after leg vein treatment

Until this year, Carla Nipps wouldn’t wear shorts or a swimsuit during the summer months because she was embarrassed by her legs. Varicose veins started showing more prominently in her legs after she had her first child at age 22. Now 57, Carla said the problem worsened during the past three decades, particularly because her […]