What Causes Varicose Veins?

By Dr. Eston Wenger / February 16, 2021 /

We’ve all seen our fair share of varicose veins – maybe on an elderly relative, a pregnant friend, or maybe even on your own legs. Why do these blue spidery or perhaps bulging veins appear and what can you do to prevent or fix them? First let’s look at the underlying cause and we’ll look…

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3 Common Types of Vein Diseases

By Dr. Eston Wenger / December 10, 2020 /

Veins are like little flexible pipes that return blood from all over your body back to your heart. Just like any part of your body, veins can become diseased. While there are many types of vein disease, a few are more common than others. Read on below to learn about 3 common types of vein…

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5 Signs It’s Time To See A Varicose Specialist

By Dr. Eston Wenger / July 23, 2020 /

The term “varicose veins” usually conjures images of ugly bluish web-like veins that are lifted underneath the skin. These veins are typically treated as a cosmetic issue and not necessarily a health one. However, varicose veins can affect vascular health and should never be ignored.   What are varicose veins? And how do they occur?…

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Causes and Treatments of Varicose Veins

By Dr. Eston Wenger / March 4, 2020 /

Whether you have them or are worried about getting them, varicose veins are more cosmetically displeasing than an actual health concern. While they can lead to some complications, most people seek to decrease their presence primarily for aesthetic reasons. The good news is, while there are several medical procedures that can help you do that,…

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Insurance and Varicose Veins

By Dr. Eston Wenger / October 29, 2019 /

Insurance is a headache for a lot of people. If you have health insurance, you’re thankful you do when you need it, but getting the insurance agencies to actually follow through seems to be the worst part. The process of getting things approved, sent off, and paid for all while trying to stay healthy can…

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What Is The Difference Between An Arteries and Veins?

By Dr. Eston Wenger / July 30, 2019 /

They look alike from above the skin. However, below the skin, arteries and veins are very important and very different. Let’s discuss the main differences between arteries and veins in the article below.   Artery Vs. Vein   First, let’s talk about arteries.   Arteries are blood vessels that are responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood…

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You Need A Vacation

By Dr. Eston Wenger / June 14, 2019 /

How many times have you considered planning a vacation to your favorite beach but end up backing out because of the anxiety you feel about others seeing you in a swimsuit? How many times have you picked up a cute pair of shorts from your favorite shopping center only to put them back on the…

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How To Tell If You Have Good Circulation

By Dr. Eston Wenger / June 4, 2019 /

As we get older, the talk of circulation becomes more prevalent. Your primary care physician may ask about your circulation and you honestly may have no idea on how to answer.  After all, how can you even tell if you have good circulation or not? It may not be something that you think of often.…

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What Do Compression Socks Do?

By Dr. Eston Wenger / May 1, 2019 /

Compression socks are used quite frequently for many different reasons. Some athletes wear compression socks to help stabilize their muscles while diabetics and heart patients wear them to increase healthy blood flow and circulation. In summation, compression socks do a great job of increasing proper blood flow and in preventing serious conditions such as a…

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When Varicose Veins Go From Aesthetically Unpleasing to Dangerous

By Dr. Eston Wenger / March 28, 2019 /

Aesthetic V. Dangerous    Many factors can lead to the formation of varicose veins. Risk factors include age, multiple pregnancies, genetic history, obesity, or if you have a job that requires you to stand for long periods of time. Some varicose veins are superficial and do not present any serious adverse complications. People may have…

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