Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

By Dr. Eston Wenger / April 15, 2021 /

Previously we’ve talked about what causes varicose veins and how you can prevent them. Let’s say you’re past that point – you’ve definitely got some varicose veins – should you be worried? Most of the time, no you shouldn’t be worried. But there are some complications you should be on the lookout for, though they…

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How to Prevent Varicose Veins

By Dr. Eston Wenger / March 16, 2021 /

Last month’s blog touched on what exactly are varicose veins and if you didn’t read it here’s the short version – “If you aren’t familiar with varicose veins, they are the highly visible, often misshapen veins usually found on your legs. You may feel pain, swelling, or achiness around these veins. You may see discoloration,…

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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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Diet Changes to Decrease Inflammation

By Dr. Eston Wenger / October 21, 2020 /

Varicose veins are uncomfortable, but surgical intervention isn’t for everyone. Believe it or not, there are many non-surgical options out there. One of the least invasive options is reducing inflammation. Why is everyone always talking about Inflammation? It feels like this word is popping up everywhere when discussing any health topic. So, what does it…

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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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Varicose Veins – Can You Do Anything To Prevent Them?

By Dr. Eston Wenger / July 14, 2020 /

Many of my patients come to me with twisted and enlarged veins complaining of pain and discomfort. My diagnosis is swift and – unfortunately – comes as no surprise, when I confirm the presence of varicose veins. What may come as a surprise to you is that the appearance of those discolored, uncomfortable veins can…

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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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