Entries by SDVascular

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 […]

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 […]