The Difference Between Spider Veins & Varicose Veins

The Difference Between Spider Veins & Varicose Veins

The Difference Between Spider Veins & Varicose Veins Varicose veins aren’t the only type of venous insufficiency capable of making some individuals self-conscious about their legs. A similar condition, spider veins, also creates spindly, dark lines across the skin that can make someone want to reach for a pair of jeans instead of shorts on a hot day. While both of these venous insufficiencies can be treated with minimally invasive procedures, there are too many differences between them for them to be considered the same condition, as they often are. To clear up the frequent confusion between varicose veins and spider veins, the best vascular surgeons in Orlando at Central […]

Don’t Let Varicose Veins Affect Your Summer Wardrobe

Don’t Let Varicose Veins Affect Your Summer Wardrobe

Don’t Let Varicose Veins Affect Your Summer Wardrobe It’s that time of year in Central Florida where everyone is opting for clothes that are much cooler than bulky heavy jeans and sweaters. For those individuals with varicose veins, however, cool clothes may not be the ideal option. Varicose veins are darkly colored and bulge from underneath the skin, and they may make someone feel as though their veins are the most attention-grabbing part of their wardrobe. The vein specialists of Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center warn against reaching for those jeans. If you have varicose veins, it’s vital that you stay cool as too much warmth can […]

Keep Your Veins Healthy During the Summer

Keep Your Veins Healthy During the Summer

Keep Your Veins Healthy During the Summer Heat wreaks havoc on varicose veins, and stepping outside on a summer day can cause flare-ups of already painful symptoms. Unfortunately, high temperatures are nearly impossible to avoid parts of the year in Central Florida. The heat index continues to climb as we quickly approach the heart of summer. Two minutes outside in July and August can leave you drenched in sweat and aching to go back into the cool indoors. Varicose veins hate sweltering temperatures as much as you do, and they’re also begging for cool air. If you’re struggling with venous insufficiency, your first stop should be to see one of […]

Compression Therapy & Controlling Varicose Vein Symptoms

Compression Therapy & Controlling Varicose Vein Symptoms

Compression Therapy & Controlling Varicose Vein Symptoms Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue. They come packaged with a number of frustrating symptoms: itching, swelling, and cramping, to name a few. If you’re struggling with varicose veins, it’s ideal to visit the best vein specialist in Orlando, Dr. John Horowitz, at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center. Our minimally invasive procedures will leave your legs looking beautiful again, as well as take care of those pesky symptoms that can make it uncomfortable to go through the day. If you have a venous insufficiency, then you should seek out treatment. In the meantime, compression therapy is an option for keeping the […]

More Awareness of Varicose Veins is Needed

More Awareness of Varicose Veins is Needed

More Awareness of Varicose Veins is Needed There are many misconceptions regarding varicose veins, superficial (spider) veins, and chronic venous insufficiency. Even within the medical community, there are widely held fallacies and misinformation on the topic of vein care. That’s why if you or someone you care about is suffering from varicose veins or another vascular issue, you need to be under the care of an experienced and knowledgeable vein care specialist. And if you live in the Orlando area, you are fortunate to be able to see John D. Horowitz, MD, FACS, one of the top vascular doctors in Orlando and the founder and director of Central Florida Vein […]