If your veins have issues sending blood back to your heart, you will notice symptoms like the pooling of blood in your legs and bulging veins. This condition is called venous insufficiency, and it can turn chronic and become a long-term issue for patients that have it. Chronic venous insufficiency affects approximately 20 percent of adults in the United States, with women more prone to developing the condition than men. By the age of 50, approximately 40 percent of women may be affected by ... [Read More]
What Is Vein Ablation?
Vein ablation is a procedure used to treat varicose veins, which are those veins that have become enlarged from pressure placed on them. In particular, endovenous ablation uses ultrasound to find the problematic veins, and then uses radiofrequency or laser energy to close them off. This particular type of vein ablation cauterizes (burns and closes) varicose veins. Varicose veins commonly appear in the legs and feet; spider veins are a smaller variation of varicose veins. How Does Vein ... [Read More]