Entries by Androniki Bossonis

Five Common Myths About Varicose Vein Treatment

Five Common Myths About Varicose Vein Treatment Since varicose veins and spider veins are so common, it’s not surprising that people have come up with unsubstantiated theories as to how they occur and how they are treated. In fact, it’s estimated that between 35% – 45% of people in the United States have varicose veins, […]

Preventing Blood Clots While Sitting or Traveling

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), is caused when blood clots occur in the deep veins of the legs (and sometimes in the arms). DVT can be life-threatening, and people who travel are at a greater risk, due to the amount of time spent sitting. Anyone spends more than 3-4 hours travelling, regardless as to whether they […]

The Anatomy of Veins and Arteries

Before explaining the anatomy of your veins, let’s have a quick overview of your cardiopulmonary system. The cardiopulmonary system consists of a network of blood vessels, the lungs, trachea and bronchi.  The system comprises organs from both the circulatory and respiratory systems, to carry nutrients, oxygen and hormones throughout the body, as well as to […]

Factors Affecting Chronic Wound Healing

Many factors and causes are associated with slow healing or chronic wounds, and sometimes a combination of factors are involved in interrupting one of the phases of wound healing. Let’s look at the leading causes of chronic wounds: Diabetes: Diminished ability to heal from wounds, or chronic wounds requiring wound care, as well as chronic […]

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

First of all, what are varicose veins? Varicose veins are bulging, purple or bluish veins that appear close to the skin’s surface. They are most commonly found on the legs and ankles, but may also appear in the pelvic region or other areas. Varicose veins may have little or no discomfort, or they can be […]

Are You Familiar with the Different Types of Peripheral Vascular Disease?

  Doctors refer to peripheral vascular disease, however, the term includes several different conditions. Under the classification of peripheral vascular disease, one might be referring to Deep Vein Thrombosis (a.k.a. DVT), Varicose Veins, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Thrombophlebitis, Atherosclerosis, Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger’s Disease), or Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Let’s take this opportunity to provide a brief overview of […]

Facial Spider Vein Treatment

SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT OF THE FACE AND CHEST AREA Spider vein removal is one of the most popular vein treatments, because spider veins on the face, legs, feet, chest and arms are even more common than the more prominent varicose veins. Spider veins and reticular (blue) veins are smaller than varicose veins, and are not serious in […]