Chronic Venous Disease During Pregnancy

Chronic Venous Disease During Pregnancy

Chronic Venous Disease During Pregnancy Does pregnancy cause varicose veins? That’s actually a tricky question, say the vein specialists in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, the Orlando area’s top vein surgery specialists. Pregnant women are already at a higher risk for developing pregnancy-related conditions or exacerbating existing conditions that previously were under control. Pregnancy also contributes to water retention, hemorrhoids and other serious ailments. So, adding varicose veins to the list can put some women over the top. Varicose veins often enlarge during pregnancy and the risk of phlebitis, inflammation of the vein walls, in varicose veins is much higher at the end of a pregnancy and […]

Venous Insufficiency and Medical Insurance

Venous Insufficiency and Medical Insurance

Venous Insufficiency and Medical Insurance Many people who suffer from venous insufficiency, failure of the veins to adequately circulate the blood, especially in the lower extremities, are discouraged from seeking treatment because they have been told in the past that vein treatment is very costly and not something that medical insurance companies cover. There are actually a significant number of primary care physicians who don’t realize varicose veins are more than merely cosmetic. But the staff at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, a trusted vascular center in Orlando, wants you to know that for most people who have chronic venous insufficiency, their medical insurance does indeed cover treatment of […]

Venous Misperception: No Special Training Is Required to Treat Chronic Venous Disease

Venous Misperception: No Special Training Is Required to Treat Chronic Venous Disease

Venous Misperception: No Special Training Is Required to Treat Chronic Venous Disease We’ve all seen the horror stories of people seeking medical treatment from unqualified practitioners, so there’s no need to detail all the bad that can happen when conditions are wrongly diagnosed and inappropriate treatments are implemented. So, then, why do some people think no special training is required to treat venous disease, including varicose veins and spider veins? That’s a point of view that varicose vein doctor in Orlando, Dr. Horowitz at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, would like to see changed, so we’re more than happy to provide education to make sure patients know better. It […]

Why Varicose Veins Are a Medical Condition

Why Varicose Veins Are a Medical Condition

Why Varicose Veins Are a Medical Condition Some people erroneously assume that varicose and superficial veins are not related to a medical condition, but rather a physical and cosmetic condition that happens over time, like beauty marks or gray hair. But, they couldn’t be more wrong, according to Orlando varicose vein doctor, Dr. Horowitz at the Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center. The truth is, varicose and superficial veins are indeed a medical condition, and the treatment options are medical, not cosmetic, procedures. Defining a Medical Condition Anytime a physical attribute causes negative symptoms, it is considered a medical condition, and this includes varicose and superficial veins. In fact, varicose […]

Varicose Veins and Athletes – The Surprising Facts

Varicose Veins and Athletes – The Surprising Facts

Varicose Veins and Athletes – The Surprising Facts Did you know that even if you are healthy and exercise regularly, you still can develop varicose veins? You might even think that because you’re in good shape, there’s no way you could have such a problem. But the reality is that even athletes can develop varicose veins, and this condition actually can affect your stamina and cause performance issues, according to  John D. Horowitz, M.D., FACS, founder of Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, a clinic for varicose vein treatment in Orlando. Dr. Horowitz explains that certain sports, such as weightlifting, skiing, and backpacking, force the legs to support heavier weight […]