Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins – Recognizing the Difference

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Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins – Recognizing the Difference

Man hiking

While spider veins and varicose veins have some similarities, they also have some distinct differences. They can both make people feel self conscious and prevent you from looking your best. But there are also some important differences between the two conditions that you should be aware of. Differences Varicose Veins Large 4-5 mm in diameter…

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Does wearing high heels cause varicose veins?

A woman sitting on a black couch trying to wear different high heels. This is a header image about high heels that causes varicose veins by The Vein Institute.

High heels – friend or foe? Does wearing high heels day in and day out increase the risk of forming varicose veins?   Its no secret that high heels are a fashion accessory adored by many, but have you ever wondered if there are any side affects to wearing them? Unfortunately, there is. They can…

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Could Your Job Be Increasing Your Varicose Veins Risk?

Hairdressers fixing their clients' hair which shows they are at risk of developing varicose veins due to always standing and it can be treated at The Vein Institute.

    There are many factors can increase your risk for varicose veins. The most important of these are heredity (having a family history of vein disease), age (being over 50), gender (women are more at risk than men), pregnancy, and being overweight. But did you know that one of the things that can greatly…

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How Are Varicose Veins Are Different To Normal Veins?

A woman on a seashore splashing the sea water. A featured image of The Vein Institute blog page and describes how varicose veins are different to normal veins.

  Often times when people have varicose veins, the thing they are most worried about is their appearance. The real concern, as most doctors know, is actually the health issues that can occur. If left untreated, varicose veins will not only continue to be unsightly and painful, but may also develop into a medical risk.…

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Does Extreme Exercise Cause or Aggravate Varicose Veins?

couple stretching before a run

One of the most frequently asked questions of vein doctors is, “Will exercise affect my varicose veins?”. In this article we’ll answer this question, while providing some tips on how to exercise safely, if you have vein disease or are at risk of it.      In general, exercise helps to keep your veins healthy…

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How VenaSeal Treatment for Varicose Veins works

A woman leaning against a wall and wearing a sport shoes. This is a header image of one of The Vein Institute's blogs about venaseal treatment for varicose veins.

Are you suffering from varicose veins? Or perhaps you’re looking for non-intrusive treatment options that do not include surgery? VenaSeal treatment maybe an option for you.   What Is VenaSeal Treatment? VenaSeal treatment is currently the newest and most advanced treatment method for varicose veins. This vein treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that introduces…

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Can varicose veins come back after treatment?

Close-up of a person's legs that has visible varicose veins while trekking. This is a header image for The Vein Institute's blog about

Recurrent varicose veins After treatment Swelling and recurrent varicose veins After treatment   After going through a vein assessment, selecting treatment, and completing the treatment itself, you’d like to be sure that your varicose veins are gone for good. But can they come back? Unfortunately, it is possible with more invasive treatments increasing the likelihood…

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Varicose Eczema and Relief for Itchy Veins

Close-up of a woman's legs with varicose eczema and itchy veins at The Vein Institute clinic.

General symptoms of varicose veins can include swelling in the legs and ankles, fatigue, low energy levels, and outright pain. But, other than overt pain and loss of mobility, one of the most annoying side effects of varicose veins that “first timers” tell us that finally drove them to seek medical help for their swollen veins…

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Lymphedema and Chronic Venous Insufficiency

How is Lymphedema and Chronic Venous Insufficiency Connected? Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition in the legs that occurs when the valves are not working properly, and can cause swelling and pigmentation. Because these valves are not working properly, it makes it difficult for the blood to return to the heart, therefore the blood…

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