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How Much Does Vein Treatment Cost?

At Empire Vein Specialists, we understand that your needs and goals for treating your varicose or spider veins are as individual as you are. We create individualized treatment plans by matching your desires for how you want to look and feel with the most effective treatments for your individual needs. The cost of vein treatment […]

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What is Venous Reflux Disease?

Venous reflux disease is a common condition affecting the leg veins in which the normal mechanisms that help push blood back to the heart, such as the vein valves and the pumping effects of the calf muscles, are impaired. As a result, blood flow becomes turbulent and eventually backs up and can even flow in […]

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What a Leg Ultrasound Can Reveal About Your Varicose Veins

Ultrasound is one of the gold standard methods for evaluating varicose veins. An ultrasound study produces a comprehensive map of the large and small veins, branching veins, and interconnecting veins of your legs. Ultrasound is often performed as a first step in evaluating varicose veins and also provides valuable follow-up information to monitor the healing […]

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Why Do My Legs Itch, Burn or Feel Heavy? Symptoms of Varicose and Spider Veins, and Their Causes

Symptoms of varicose veins and spider veins can range from barely noticeable to incapacitating and may include sensations such as pressure, heaviness, fatigue, stiffness, aching, and itching. These symptoms can wax and wane depending on various factors and can vary from person to person. Varicose vein and spider vein symptoms can also be confused with […]

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8 Tips to Stay Active When Working From Home for Vein Health

During the pandemic, many employers began offering their employees the option to work from home. This arrangement has worked out well and workers are reporting that they’re happier and more productive than before. However, working from home may also include a loss of healthy habits, like working out at the gym on the way to […]

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How to Have Healthy Veins with These 6 Tips

Whether you have varicose veins currently or if you have some of the risk factors and want to minimize your risks and potential complications, there are safe and effective ways to improve your vein health. Following are simple lifestyle habits proven to improve vein health and reduce symptoms of varicose veins. Eat Lots of Fiber […]

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The Risk of Blood Clots from Varicose Veins

The tissues of the human body are nourished through a consistent and healthy flow of blood from head to toe. This is a delicate system that functions effectively for most people. However, disruptions in blood flow have the potential to interrupt normal activities, cause pain, or create critical health issues. Blood clots are widely recognized […]

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Causes and Treatments of Legs Swelling

Leg Swelling Related to Inflammation Swelling in the legs due to inflammation can be caused by a number of underlying health conditions. Normally the endothelial surface is smooth and allows the blood to flow freely. However, when there is increased pressure in the veins, such as from faulty valves or activities that involve prolonged standing […]

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Teachers and Varicose Veins: 6 Things Teachers Can Do to Improve Leg and Vein Health

While genetics play a big role in determining who gets varicose veins and who doesn’t, factors such as your occupation, lifestyle habits, even your diet also enter into the equation. Occupations that involve a lot of standing are known to increase risk and teaching falls squarely in that category. Varicose veins are consistently at the […]

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Varicose Vein Myths Part 2 (of 2)

Myths and misconceptions about varicose veins and varicose vein treatments cause many people to delay care. This results in needless suffering and limits people’s ability to live life to the fullest. Here we present the second installment of our 2-part series (see Part 1 here) in which we dispel varicose vein myths so that more people […]

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Varicose Vein Myths Part 1 (of 2)

Myths and misconceptions about varicose veins abound, from who gets varicose veins to the causes and treatments. These myths perpetuate inaccurate information that causes many people to postpone treatment that can put their health at risk unnecessarily. In this two-part series (see Part 2 here), we will dissect and dispel some of the main myths surrounding […]

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Tips to keep your legs healthy while traveling

With the arrival of spring and summer, many people’s thoughts turn to travel. But long-distance travel often means long hours confined to an airplane or car seat, which can lead to sluggish circulation and potentially serious problems, such as blood clots. If you are planning a long-awaited vacation or if a business trip is coming […]

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