What is a vein specialist? From primary care doctors to vascular surgeons, medical professionals from many backgrounds now promote the treatment of varicose veins. If you have varicose or spider veins they represent a chronic medical condition that progresses if left untreated and can lead to complications such as blood clots, skin changes, leg swelling, venous ulcers and bleeding.
Swollen legs, varicose veins, and spider veins can make you feel the need to cover up your legs, even in warm weather. If you’re uncomfortable wearing shorts or swimsuits and want to look and feel great this summer, now is the time to start your journey to BetterLooking® legs.
Whether you have noticed varicose or spider veins yourself or your physician points them out to you it is not always clear who should be seen by a vein specialists. This blog will help you know when it is time to make an appointment. Should you wait until you have symptoms or is OK to go when your veins are only a cosmetic concern?
You can’t browse social media or the web looking for health advice without reading an article raving about a new detox treatment. Whether it’s juice cleanses, detox tea, or herbal supplements, they all promise to purge your body of “toxins” to reduce inflammation, strengthen your immune system, cure chronic illnesses, and protect you from contagious viruses. But do they work, or is it all just snake oil designed to lighten your wallet?
Have you noticed a few blue, purple or red veins while you were washing your face, or maybe a friend pointed them out to you? No matter what caused you or your friend to notice spider veins on your nose, your response after seeing them was likely one of frustration, shock or even embarrassment.
If you’ve noticed unsightly spider or varicose veins on your legs or spider veins on your face you are not alone. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 50-55% of women and 40-45% of men experience problems with veins, including varicose veins and spider veins.