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What Causes Varicose Veins?

What Causes Varicose Veins?

One of the most common questions we get is “What causes varicose veins?”. Varicose veins are extremely common. In fact, millions of people in the U.S. alone will experience them in their lifetime. For some, these blue, bulging veins may be mainly a cosmetic nuisance. For others, varicose veins can...

What Happens if I Don’t Treat My Varicose Veins?

What Happens if I Don’t Treat My Varicose Veins?

If you have varicose veins in Columbus, Ohio, you might be tempted to ignore them and postpone treatment. They’re just veins, right? They don’t look pretty, but what’s the worst that could happen? Columbus Vein Center is familiar with this kind of thinking, and we understand where you’re coming...

Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins: What’s the Difference?

Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve been researching vein disorders, you’ve probably seen the terms “varicose veins” and “spider veins” used interchangeably. But what’s the difference? If varicose veins and spider veins are the same thing, then why do they have two different names? These two conditions share similarities,...

Do Varicose Veins Go Away On Their Own?

Do Varicose Veins Go Away On Their Own?

Varicose veins are a common issue that effect many people in the Columbus, Ohio area. Varicose veins are unhealthy veins that are the result of chronic venous insufficiency and can impact your daily life. Whether they are a cosmetic issue or health-related, getting treatment can help improve...

VenaSeal is Now Accepted by Medicare

VenaSeal is Now Accepted by Medicare

There is some exciting news in our industry! If you are age 65 or older, you no longer have to live with varicose veins and the stresses they may cause. You can now use your Medicare coverage to cover the cost of VenaSeal, one of the most recent and innovative treatments for varicose veins in the...

How Healthy Veins Can Impact Your Summer

How Healthy Veins Can Impact Your Summer

Summer with Healthy Veins The difference between an exciting, eventful summer and one filled with discomfort can depend on the health of your veins. Varicose or spider veins have several symptoms, all of which impact your enjoyment of summer activities. The symptoms of varicose veins are: Veins...

Vein Treatment Technology – What’s the Best?

Vein Treatment Technology – What’s the Best?

If you suffer from painful or unsightly varicose veins, we have only one question. Why? With advancements in technology, varicose vein treatments are safer and have a shorter recovery time than the previous standard of care. Gone are the days of painful, labor-intensive surgery (aka vein...

Say Goodbye to Varicose Veins

Say Goodbye to Varicose Veins

Now is the best time to get rid of your varicose and spider veins As spring slowly approaches, it will soon be time to rotate our closets and drawers again, bringing shorts, skirts, and summer dresses back up to the front of the line. While shorter hemlines keep us cooler in hot weather, they also...

Vein Center vs. Hospital – What is a Vein Center?

Vein Center vs. Hospital – What is a Vein Center?

When we get injured or have a health issue, we don’t always go to the hospital right away for treatment. Just as there are health care specialists who perform various procedures in their offices, people with vein issues can get expert vascular treatment at a vein center.What is a Vein Center? A...

What Causes Poor Circulation?

What Causes Poor Circulation?

Your circulatory system is made up of your heart and your blood vessels, and it’s responsible for sending blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. If part of this system becomes blocked, or blood flow is greatly reduced in one or several areas, it can result in symptoms of poor...

Can Men Get Varicose Veins?

Can Men Get Varicose Veins?

Varicose Veins in Men Varicose veins don’t only target women, men can get them too. But women will typically get a doctor’s evaluation much sooner than guys, who wait until their symptoms are severe or pain is interfering with their daily lifestyle. Some men will even ignore leg pain and swelling,...

What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

We’ve all had nights where we can’t fall asleep. We toss and turn, trying to get comfortable, which only makes us more irritated and even less sleepy. Sometimes we can’t sleep because either we drank too much coffee or we’re super busy and have a lot on our minds. Either way, it’s annoying. But is...

The Best Treatments for Varicose Veins

The Best Treatments for Varicose Veins

Varicose Vein Treatment Options With ongoing improvements in vascular technology there are now safer, less painful and more precise methods used to treat varicose and spider veins. If you hate the way your legs look or feel there are several treatments available that are affordable, and most will...

When to Be Concerned About Varicose Veins

When to Be Concerned About Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are more common than you may think. Some small veins can be harmless (yet unsightly) while large veins may require medical attention. But how do you know if you should worry about your varicose veins? Columbus Vein Center has helped men and women recover from a variety of varicose...

How Can I Improve Circulation in My Legs?

How Can I Improve Circulation in My Legs?

Poor Circulation in Your Legs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments Poor circulation is a result of other health issues such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), diabetes, obesity and varicose veins. Most circulation problems are noticed in the feet, legs and hands, and symptoms can include swelling,...

12 Myths About Varicose Veins

12 Myths About Varicose Veins

False Facts About Varicose Veins You Should Stop Believing In Varicose veins can be ugly, painful, and lead to more severe health issues if ignored. But what causes them? Maybe you’ve heard some old wives’ tales that sound like a bunch of baloney. But what if they’re true? Here are 12 myths about...

Are Varicose Veins Hereditary?

Are Varicose Veins Hereditary?

Do varicose veins run in the family? People assume that varicose veins are caused by standing for long periods of time, so employees who work on their feet, like hair stylists, teachers, doctors, nurses, cashiers, restaurant servers and bartenders, are likely to develop varicose veins. But what if...

How Do Veins Work?

How Do Veins Work?

The biology behind veins Maybe you remember learning about veins in Biology class, or memorizing how arteries carry blood away from the heart (they both start with an “a”) and veins carry the blood back. Now that you’re older and paying more attention to your body you may want a refresher course,...

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Why do women get varicose veins while pregnant? Many women develop varicose veins during pregnancy. If they already have varicose veins they may get worse while pregnant, and with each successive pregnancy. There are other contributing factors as well such as being overweight, carrying more than...

Jobs That Cause Varicose Veins

Jobs That Cause Varicose Veins

Jobs that are more likely to cause varicose veins. There are several reasons some people are more prone to getting varicose veins than others. In addition to gender, age and genetics, there are also certain jobs more likely to cause varicose veins. But don’t worry. Not only are there non-surgical...