Entries by SDVascular

What to Do if Your Family has a History of a Vein Condition

Varicose veins affect millions of people around the world and its single biggest risk factor is family history. According to studies, almost half of all the people suffering from varicose veins have a vein condition in their family history.   In fact, when both your parents have a vein condition, there’s a 90% chance that you […]

A Quintessential Guide to Exercising With Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect at least 25 million Americans, according to the American Society for Vascular Surgery. While these bluish veins may not seem like a huge problem, those who are affected by it, 17% of men and 33% of women, are often left in pain, discomfort and even worse problems like cramps.   Fortunately, regular […]

Diabetes and Wound Healing: Understanding the Ties that Bind

Diabetes mellitus or the body’s inability to produce or utilize insulin is one of the world’s most dreaded diseases.   Today, at least 30 million Americans have diabetes and at some point, they also develop ulcers that eventually become chronic wounds. If not managed or treated effectively, these diabetic patients eventually suffer from complications of […]

Can Sclerotherapy Really Eliminate Small Varicose Veins?

Painful varicose veins have become more than just a simple ailment. In fact, more than 40 million people in the United States are suffering from varicose veins and at least 50% of Americans over 50 years old are affected by it. One of the most popular forms of vein treatment is sclerotherapy. It is known […]

Spider Veins: Five Causes That You Might Not Know About

Spider veins are affecting millions of Americans each year. In fact, more than 40% of women have this venous condition and its prevalence increases, as the population grows older. By age 80, at least 80% of women will have spider veins or another form of venous disease.   But while the exact cause of spider […]

5 Things You Need to Learn About Radiofrequency Ablation

More than 40 million Americans are suffering from varicose veins, 50% of which have a family history of the vein disorder that’s the result of venous insufficiency, especially on the legs.   This is why the need for efficient varicose vein removal has never been more important than it is today, especially with the growing […]

When to Tell If Varicose Veins Are Becoming Dangerous

Needless to say, varicose veins are typically considered unsightly blemishes under the skin. But it is more than just the appearance that matters when it comes to the treatment of dilated blood vessels.   As a matter of fact, if you leave varicose veins untreated, you can suffer from a variety of serious medical conditions. In […]

Is Surgery Necessary for Spider Vein Removal

Are you suffering from spider veins? If so, there are newer, less invasive ways of sealing off bulging and uncomfortable spider veins without the need for surgery. But some procedures may not guarantee a permanent fix of your spider veins or varicose veins.   Take note that veins can grow back after being cut away and sometimes […]

Are Your Varicose Veins Telling You About Something More Serious?

Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that may seem like a common health issue, but it actually affects more than 40 million people in the United States, 50% of which have familial history of the condition.   But while varicose veins are generally harmless, especially if proper varicose vein treatment is initiated early, it may […]

The Role of Vascular Surgeons in Managing Wound Problems

Chronic wounds are probably one of the most underrated medical conditions in the world, but it deserves as much attention as other diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. With more than 6.5 million Americans affected by a chronic wound and the expenses of chronic wound treatment increasing rapidly each year, the need for proper […]