Does Birth Control Cause Varicose Veins and Blood Clots?

Hormonal birth control can have many benefits for women. Not only does it make responsible family planning possible, but it can also regulate your cycle and manage medical conditions like endometriosis. However, for some women, birth control can bring on unwanted side effects. Can birth control cause varicose veins and blood clots? And if so, under what circumstances is this more likely to occur?

Sclerotherapy Procedure FAQs

Sclerotherapy is a common spider vein treatment that is also sometimes used in the treatment of varicose veins. It’s the most popular procedure for spider veins, and patients experience excellent results after a series of simple treatments in our vein specialty practice.

Lose Weight for Better Looking Legs: The Link Between Obesity and Leg Problems

Obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes, some cancers, and heart disease because of the stress that the surplus weight adds to the body. Extra weight can also create complex changes to your metabolism and hormones that lead to more complex health problems. As if all of that weren't enough, obesity and leg problems are also linked in the form of venous disease, lymphedema, and...

Should I Worry About My Visible Veins?

Are visible veins a sign of fitness, or are they a sign of trouble for your body? You may notice your veins on the inner area of your arms, hands, and legs. When you work out, they may become more visible, particularly over the muscles that you have worked hard. In fact, your personal trainer or a bodybuilder may have told you that increased vascularity...

Get Off The Couch: Reduce Your Risk of Venous Disease

For many of us, hard work is no longer synonymous with back breaking labor, but today it is more likely that our body’s are feeling the effects of our sedentary work and lifestyles. While most of us no longer risk physical injury while working, we do risk the hidden health dangers associated with sitting all day in front of a computer, including venous disease. To add...

Spider Veins and Varicose Veins: What’s the Difference?

You may think that spider veins and varicose veins are two different names for the same condition. While it’s true that both spider veins and varicose veins have similar causes, symptoms, and treatments, they are not the same condition. This blog was written to explain the difference between varicose veins and spider veins, including symptoms, potential risks, and treatments for each condition.