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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 […]

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Standing all day for my job…will it cause varicose veins?

Being required to stand all day, or for long periods of time daily, can be the root cause of vein issues. The average person works 40+ hours per week, during which they are either sitting or standing. As we all know, many people work more than 40 hours per week. Additionally, other activities outside of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Varicose Veins Originating in the Pelvic Region (Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome)

Varicose Veins Originating in the Pelvic Region Most people think of varicose veins as a condition that occurs in the legs. That certainly was the case for Marylin of Orange County, CA, until she found out she was one of 15% of women with varicose veins whose condition originates in the deeper veins of the […]

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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 […]

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Are Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatments Covered By Insurance?

by Androniki Bossonis   One of the most common misconceptions about varicose and spider veins that many doctors (as well as patients) believe is that varicose vein treatments and spider vein treatments are considered cosmetic in nature, and therefore not covered by insurance. While this is true under many circumstances, ascribing to this myth can […]

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San Diego Vascular Center Customer Testimonials

San Diego Vascular Center Customer Testimonials We gathered together a small collection of comments from San Diego Vascular Center customers from San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties. We hope they help you feel confident about our vascular care services, ranging from spider vein treatment and varicose vein removal, IPL Laser treatments, Laser Hair Removal, to […]

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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 […]

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Dr. Bulkin’s Varicose Vein Removal Live On Fox News

Fox News spent some time interviewing Dr. Anatoly Bulkin from the San Diego Vascular Center. The main focus of the interview was varicose vein removal. While varicose veins are a common problem in general, an estimated 40% of pregnant women develop varicose veins. Hormonal factors and the pressure from the baby increase the likelihood of a […]

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Spider Vein Removal: What Can You Expect?

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Many patients seeking spider vein removal in San Diego have questions regarding what are their options, and what to expect during and after treatment. First of all, if you are seeking spider vein treatment in San Diego County or nearby Orange and Riverside counties, you should know that the San Diego Vascular […]