Varicose Veins and Heat: A Lethal Combination
Are your varicose veins getting worse? Many factors such as obesity and hormonal treatment can aggravate these bulging and twisted veins. You must have guessed from the title that heat is one of the factors that can cause menace. But do you know why? Let’s understand...read more
Dr. Ramon Castro is ABVLM-Certified
We at the Chicago Vein Care Center are proud that our very own Dr. Ramon Castro is a certified phlebologist by the American Board for Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) as of 2014. Being ABVLM-certified is quite the accomplishment and a big milestone for the doctor...read more
Does Massaging Varicose Veins Help?
Wondering whether massaging varicose veins help? Simple answer: no - but it gets more complicated than that. While massage may help to get rid of some complications associated with varicose veins, such as pain and swelling, it doesn’t solve actually the problem. Want...read more
5 Things You Need to Know About Varicose Veins
More than 23% of adults have varicose veins. Many do not consider this to be a serious medical condition. While some varicose veins are, others can also signal the presence of something potentially harmful, or even fatal. Read below to find out more about why varicose...read more
Here’s What Happens When You Leave Varicose Veins Untreated
Varicose veins appear when veins are damaged, leaving the blood to pool around the area. This causes the appearance of unsightly bulging veins that are visible from outside the skin. While this may be the case, many still view varicose veins as merely a cosmetic issue...read more
Does Diabetes Cause Varicose Veins?
All the veins in our bodies are responsible for carrying blood back to the heart. However, as humans age, these veins tend to decrease in their functionality and they no longer control blood flow as they should. This is especially prominent in the veins on our legs,...read more
Ways to Improve Blood Circulation in the Veins
There are many treatment options for chronic venous insufficiency. Some required surgery in the past, but advances in medical technology have made it possible to treat vein conditions using minimally invasive methods that don’t require surgery. But to paraphrase the...read more
The Causes of Skin Discoloration On Ankles (Brown Skin)
Discoloration in the legs is not something that commonly occurs, especially in the absence of injury. That is why it should be considered a red flag for something more serious and should be taken seriously. What Causes Discoloration in the Legs? There are several...read more
What can I do to make my varicose veins disappear?
Varicose veins are not usually a prelude to health complications. However, when a person has varicose veins, it should be something to look at by your doctor before the veins become bigger. Most of the time, your doctors will let you undergo an ultrasound to monitor...read more
Varicose Veins – Causes and Treatments
As we age, it is bad enough that we have to deal with wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks and even excess weight. Then, there’s also varicose veins. In most cases, we often see varicose veins as a problem that is frequent in women. However, even men can get those...read more
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