Ultrasound procedures typically bring to mind images of expectant parents marveling at the tiny heartbeat of their unborn child. Or, later, discovering whether they will welcome a baby boy or girl into the world. Ultrasound machines can monitor the baby’s development and issues that may arise during pregnancy. But OBs aren’t the only doctors who rely on ultrasound technology. In
Everyone has heard about varicose veins, reticular veins, and spider veins, but there are still a lot of questions about them out there. At The Vein Institute, we know that confusion and misconceptions may stand in the way of you reaching important goals like achieving healthy vein function, improving your comfort level, and restoring the appearance of your legs. To
Pregnancy, although a miraculous and wonderful time of life, can truly take a toll on a woman’s body. When you consider swollen feet and ankles, tender breasts, stretch marks and needing to urinate much more frequently than normal—not to mention morning sickness—it’s unfortunate that many women also have to deal with painful, unsightly varicose veins on top of everything else.
It’s tempting to think of varicose veins as being an issue primarily for women, but men have them too. Here Dr. Gardner answers all your questions about men’s choices for vein treatments. Q: I KNOW WOMEN GET VARICOSE VEINS, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING CHILDREN, BUT I’M A MAN AND I HAVE THEM, TOO. I DON’T SEE MUCH IN THE MEDIA
Q: I am a 45-year old hair stylist and have spent most work days over the last 20 years on my feet. Lately, I’ve been noticing broken, red and blue veins around my knees and on my calves. I thought it was because my mother and grandmother had them but then I started wondering, is my job giving me varicose