Varicose Veins Affect Men Too

By Dr. Eston Wenger / July 20, 2021 /

Would you believe that nearly 40% of the patients living with varicose veins are men? This might be a hard statistic to wrap your brain around if you’ve always considered varicose veins a women’s issue. But believing the myth that varicose veins don’t affect men could mean setting yourself up for serious health issues. While…

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Pregnancy and Your Veins

By Dr. Eston Wenger / July 8, 2021 /

During pregnancy, it’s common for many women to develop vein issues, especially in their legs. But what causes these veins to appear or worsen? And what can be done to minimize the pain and discomfort they may cause? Since becoming pregnant, you may have noticed the appearance of new varicose veins or that your existing…

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Types of Varicose Veins

By Dr. Eston Wenger / June 18, 2021 /

We’ve discussed what a varicose vein is in the past, but did you know there are different types of varicose veins? Sometimes varicose veins may look different which can make them hard to identify. You may not even know that what you’re looking at is something Dr. Eston Wenger can treat in our Premier Surgical…

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Do Varicose Vein Creams Really Work?

By Dr. Eston Wenger / May 17, 2021 /

We’ve spoken a lot about varicose veins – what they are, preventative techniques, exercises, what surgery looks like, etc. But one thing we’ve never touched on is these varicose vein creams. What are they supposed to do? How do they supposedly work? Do they work? Should you try them? Here are the details. Creams are…

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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, some people who have varicose veins may also develope more serious vascular issues.…

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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 and Vascular Disease

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 and vascular disease, a few are more common than others. Read on below to learn about 3 common types…

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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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