Why Aging Increases Your Risk of Venous Disease

Why Aging Increases Your Risk of Venous Disease

Why Aging Increases Your Risk of Venous Disease Contrary to popular belief, varicose veins can occur in people of all ages, not just seniors. As you age, your veins, like your skin, can lose some of their inherent elasticity, which can cause them to stretch. When this stretching occurs, the valves in the veins may weaken and permit blood, which should be flowing towards your heart, to, instead, go backward. So, while varicose veins can occur in both the young and old, aging definitely can increase your risk of venous disease. The most important fact to remember is that proper evaluation and treatment is necessary to ensure the varicose veins […]

Recovery Time & Varicose Veins: Get Back to Living Life Immediately

Recovery Time & Varicose Veins: Get Back to Living Life Immediately

Recovery Time & Varicose Veins: Get Back to Living Life Immediately Too many people put off or indefinitely forego treating their varicose veins because they are worried about the amount of time they’ll be in recovery from the procedure performed. This is quite a shame because treatment procedures performed at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, home of John D. Horowitz, MD, FACS, who is perhaps the best vascular physician in Orlando, require very little recovery time. Patients dealing with varicose veins typically suffer from the many symptoms that can accompany them, such as feelings of pain and heaviness centered in the legs, unsightly multi-colored twisted, cord-like bulges on the […]

Misperception Blog Series: Varicose Veins are the Only Treatable Manifestation of Venous Insufficiency

Misperception Blog Series: Varicose Veins are the Only Treatable Manifestation of Venous Insufficiency

Misperception Blog Series: Varicose Veins are the Only Treatable Manifestation of Venous Insufficiency In this installment of the Misperception Blog Series, John D. Horowitz, MD, FACS, addresses the fallacy that varicose veins are the only treatable manifestation of venous insufficiency. The condition, also known as chronic venous insufficiency or chronic venous stasis, occurs when there is a problem within the venous system regarding the return flow of blood to the heart. Dr. Horowitz, founder and head of Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center and one of the best vascular surgeons in Orlando, explains that symptomatic venous insufficiency can appear in a multitude of forms. While painful varicose veins is the […]

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Varicose Veins

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Varicose Veins

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Varicose Veins As one of the top vascular doctors in Orlando, one thing that people look to John D. Horowitz, MD, FACS, for is ways to effectively manage varicose veins. Dr. Horowitz, founder and head of Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, says that venous insufficiency, or varicose vein disease, is an often misunderstood medical condition that can cause many patients to be misdiagnosed, mistreated, or even ignored. Sadly, this can result in needless suffering and, perhaps even more importantly, serious complications due to progressively worsening symptoms. The worst part is that, unfortunately, and for whatever reason, patients usually wait until the disease reaches a […]