Empire Vein Specialists Blog

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An Interview with Dr. Bertrand Janne D’Othe

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Bertrand Janne d’Othée to Empire Vein Specialists’ team of vascular specialists. Dr. Janne d’Othée’s distinguished career spans more than 20 years as an interventional radiologist specializing in the treatment of varicose and spider veins. He has held clinical and faculty positions at several teaching hospitals including […]

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Nutrients and Vitamins for Healthier Veins

Nutrients and Vitamins for Healthier Veins If you have varicose veins your vascular doctor can be your best ally for managing your symptoms and preventing them from worsening. There is also a lot you can do on your own to keep your veins healthy, including a diet that emphasizes certain nutrients known for their particularly […]

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Top 5 Factors That Put You at Risk For Varicose Veins

Age Age is the most significant risk factor for varicose veins, and also a risk factor for which there is no solution[1]. As you age, the connective tissues in your veins become weaker and your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, the proteins that form these connective tissues decreases, leading to poorer quality structural […]

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How Can I Tell If Vein Problems Are More Than Cosmetic

The initial appearance of spider veins or varicose veins can be disappointing and disheartening. But, for many people, even though they may be chalked up to age or family predisposition and are a source of embarrassment in public, as long as they remain seen and not felt, it’s easiest to simply ignore them or hide […]

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How Walking Can Relieve Mild Symptoms of Varicose Veins

There’s a good chance your doctor has recommended walking as a way to manage your mild to moderate varicose vein symptoms. This is good advice since walking is widely regarded as one of the best forms of self-care for varicose vein sufferers. But walking offers much more! In addition to helping alleviate varicose vein symptoms, […]

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What Happens After I Get Venaseal Treatment?

What Happens After I Get VenaSeal Treatment? To achieve the best results possible from your VenaSeal™ treatment there are a few do’s and don’ts you’ll want to follow. Apply these simple steps to ensure fast, incident-free healing. Immediately After Your Procedure In preparation for the VenaSeal procedure, the injection site(s) will be cleaned with an alcohol swab. […]

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What Do Varicose Veins Feel Like?

When varicose veins first appear, they can be completely painless, but over time many people start to notice painful symptoms which can be quite distressing. There are four stages of development that varicose veins progress through, with each having different symptoms. To understand what varicose vein leg pain feels like it’s helpful to look at […]

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What to Expect at Your Free Vein Screening and Ultrasound?

A free vein screening and ultrasound at Empire Vein Specialists are the perfect no-obligation way to learn about what we can do to help you become free of the pain and discomfort of your varicose veins. From start to finish a vein screening takes about 45 minutes and the valuable information you will receive will enable […]

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What Vein Treatment is Right For Me?

With several treatment options available, it is important to make an informed decision about vein treatment. The board-certified vascular doctors at Empire Vein Specialists can advise which options are best for your needs. VenaSeal™ VenaSeal™ is a state-of-the-art technique that permanently closes off varicose veins. This means that VenaSeal™ treats the underlying cause rather than merely acting […]

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Empire Vein Specialists Expands Practice Into Temecula

Empire Vein Specialists is pleased to announce the opening of a new venous insufficiency and varicose vein treatment clinic in Temecula to serve the residents of Temecula and surrounding areas, led by Board-Certified Vascular Surgeon Dr. Nina Grewal. The new, 3,700 square foot clinic facility features four exam rooms, two ultrasound rooms, and two procedure […]

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The Top 5 Reasons To Schedule Varicose Vein Treatment Now

Varicose vein treatment isn’t the same as it was for your parents and grandparents. New technologies developed over the past 20 years have dramatically improved the treatment of varicose veins. Here are 5 important reasons why you shouldn’t put off your varicose vein treatment: NEW VARICOSE VEIN PROCEDURES ARE FAST & PAINLESS While older vein […]

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What Factors Increase My Risk for Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins and spider veins affect 30 million U.S. adults at a cost of over $1 billion per year in direct healthcare expenses[1] and currently, those numbers are increasing rapidly[2]. There are numerous reasons why varicose veins occur, some of which you can modify while others cannot be changed. Here we discuss some of the most […]

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