Miller Vein Blog

Why taking care of your veins matters

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Feb 20, 2019 3:07:00 PM

Unhealthy veins can affect your quality of life. This may come as a surprise to some, but to those who have suffered from spider veins and varicose veins, this is not a shocking statement.

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Tags: Self Care, women's health, men's health, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose veins, Spider Veins, Miller Vein, venous disease

What is Venous Insufficiency?

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Feb 6, 2019 3:02:00 PM

Chronic venous insufficiency (or CVI) is a medical condition in which the veins do not operate properly. Usually this is due to damage of the vein wall and/or valves—both of which are critical for returning blood to the heart from the legs.

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Tags: Venous Insufficiency, Varicose veins, treatment, Spider Veins, Miller Vein, venous disease

What’s the difference between cosmetic and medical vein problems?

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Jan 7, 2019 3:00:00 PM
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Tags: Self Care, New Year, dvt, swollen legs, restless legs, men's health, women's health, lymphedema, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose veins, Venous Stasis Ulcer, Spider Veins, venous disease, Miller Vein

How to protect yourself from blood clots during airline travel

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Nov 13, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Whether you’re traveling for a business meeting or to see family for the holidays, airline travel can increase your risk of developing blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is of particular concern during this time. DVT is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg. Clots in your deep veins are especially dangerous since they can break free and travel to your lungs, a cause for major concern.

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Tags: Travel, restless legs, dvt, compression stockings, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose veins, venous disease, Miller Vein

Relief on the Road: Keeping Legs Healthy While Traveling

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Nov 4, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Long periods of sitting without movement can aggravate the symptoms of an untreated chronic vein condition, such as varicose veins. It can also leave you more susceptible to serious complications such as blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If your upcoming travel plans include a road trip—especially one longer than a couple of hours—it’s important to take steps to keep fresh blood (and therefore oxygen!) flowing through your legs.

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Tags: restless legs, dvt, compression stockings, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose veins, venous disease, Miller Vein, Travel

What’s causing my swollen legs?

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Sep 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

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Tags: swollen legs, dvt, lymphedema, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose veins, treatment, Miller Vein, venous disease

Restless legs? There may be an underlying problem in your veins.

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Jul 15, 2018 12:35:00 PM

 

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Tags: women's health, men's health, Venous Insufficiency, venous disease, Miller Vein, restless legs, RLS

What your swollen legs may be trying to tell you

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Jul 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM
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Tags: women's health, men's health, lymphedema, Venous Insufficiency, Varicose veins, venous disease, Miller Vein, dvt, pregnancy, swollen legs

When Should I Get My Varicose Veins Treated? A potentially expensive question!

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Dec 19, 2016 12:31:22 PM

 December is our busiest month for patients requesting procedures. There is a mad rush to get all medical procedures done before the end of the year since many people have met their deductible. In essence, their vein care is basically considered a freebie. This timing makes me consider the timing of varicose vein treatment and it just so happens there are recent research papers that address this question.

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Tags: Varicose veins, treatment, venous disease

Can Varicose Veins Cause Depression? The Truth May Shock You!

Posted by Miller Vein Team on Nov 9, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, you haven’t. You’d better read this!

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Tags: Varicose veins, Venous Insufficiency, venous disease