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How to Prevent Vascular Disease & the Benefits of Early Detection

There are many factors that contribute to a person’s vascular health. Some factors like family history, age, and pre-existing conditions such as diabetes are not able to be changed, however, preventable lifestyle habits can have an equal effect on one’s vascular health. Below are some lifestyle changes that can have a significantly positive effect on...

How to Take Care of Your Veins this Summer

Summer is here and that means increasing temperatures, extra sun, and shorter hemlines…all things that challenge people with varicose and spider veins.  Unfortunately, high temperatures can exacerbate vein disease as heat increases blood flow and stretches already swollen varicose veins. In most cases, mild discomfort can result from the heat, but in more serious cases,...

Are My Vascular Doctors Board Certified?

Before undergoing vascular care, what questions do you have for your doctor? Is one of them “Are you board certified?” If not, then it absolutely should be. Board certification is an extra, but very vital, step some doctors choose to take to demonstrate that they are up to date on the latest research and advancements...

Go With The Flow. Managing your expectations for an upcoming vein procedure

Not too terribly long ago, vein stripping and other surgical vein procedures had patients anticipating considerable pain and downtime as a normal part of the process. Happily, these byproducts are now things of the past. Thanks to numerous advancements in technology and treatment procedures, patients with venous symptoms or risk factors have far less to...

Covid-19 Vaccines Received

Thanks to scientific breakthroughs and a nationwide effort, every surgeon at Vascular & Vein Center has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, we’re encouraging you to do the same — especially if you’re elderly or immunocompromised — via CDC-recommended Pfizer – BioNTech or Moderna. It’s an extra layer of protection against a highly...

Diabetes and Risk of PVD-Causing Foot Ulcers

People with diabetes are prone to diseases of the nerves, such as foot ulcers. These often leave them unable to feel pressure points, fight off and heal from infections, and avoid peripheral vascular disease (PVD) — also called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Infected ulcers can lead to amputation and arterial blockages, so it is important...

Vascular Disease & the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate loved ones, enjoy delicious food and generous gifts — and be particularly mindful of vascular disease. The last one may strike you as odd, but not if you consider a domino effect. Holidays often accompany travel and a break from routine, which can lead us to forget...

Vascular Disease & COVID-19

The more we learn about COVID-19, the better we can connect the virus to other diseases and conditions. These connections allow us to further protect our patients from those very diseases and conditions before, during and after they experience the virus. From our perspective, one of the biggest concerns is a COVID-stricken individual’s heightened risk...