Entries by SDVascular

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 […]

Preparing for Varicose Vein Ablation: Everything You Need to Know

Varicose veins affect millions of people around the world. This condition where the veins of the lower extremities get swollen, twisted and discolored can occur due to several risk factors including old age, obesity, pregnancy and other underlying medical conditions that predispose a patient to increased pressure on the legs.     Although varicose veins […]

Spider Veins: Would They Ever Go Away on Their Own?

At least 20 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, according to the American Society for Vascular Surgery. And in other industrialized countries, at least 30% of women and 10% of men seek treatment for spider veins or consultation for signs of varicose veins.     One of the most common types of varicose veins is […]

Varicose Veins: Can They Be Fully Treated?

At least 20 million Americans have varicose veins, according to the American Society for Vascular Surgery. In most industrialized countries, 30% of women and 10% of men seek consultation for various signs and symptoms of varicose veins. But the question is, can varicose veins be fully treated?     What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins […]

3 Not-So-Secret Wound Care Tricks that Minimize Scarring

A study once showed that more than 100 million patients develop scars each year due to several reasons. Some acquire a scar through surgery while others get it due to trauma. Whatever the cause is, a scar is a natural part of healing, but they can affect you in a lot of ways if they […]

Should You Get Surgery for Varicose Veins?

Surgery for varicose veins isn’t usually necessary if you develop this kind of circulatory condition. Then again, as you age, there is a tendency for it to cause some level of discomfort.   Before you make a decision about varicose vein removal in Orange County, consider a few things first.     Care to Improve Symptoms Varicose […]

Preventative Measures for Spider Veins

While they look like similar conditions, there is a difference between varicose veins and spider veins. The former tends to be larger in appearance compared to the latter. Women also tend to develop a spider vein or varicose vein condition more often than men.   Although medical treatment isn’t necessary for the circular condition, it can […]

Varicose Veins and DVT: Preventative Measures to Keep in Mind

More than 40 million Americans suffer from a varicose vein, a vein disorder causing pain and discomfort on the lower limbs. This is caused by weakened veins and valves that increase blood pressure on the legs and takes place just underneath the skin. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), on the other hand, is a more serious […]

4 Crucial Steps to Effective Diabetic Foot Care

1 in 10 Americans have diabetes and at least 15% of these patients will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime. In fact, diabetic foot is the most common reason for hospitalization in diabetic patients and every 30 seconds, a lower limb is amputated around the world due to diabetes. This is why it’s very […]