4 Ways to Find the Right Vein Specialist for You

4 Ways to Find the Right Vein Specialist for You

Are you experiencing bulging, painful or itchy veins that are dark and visible under the skin? These may be varicose veins—a form of venous insufficiency that develops when vein valves are weakened and unable to circulate blood through the leg. If you’ve been searching for a doctor that’s right for you, you’re in luck. Here are four things to keep in mind when looking for a specialist. Area of Specialty Do the physicians specialize in vein care, or do they simply dabble in it? For the best care possible, you need a physician who has put in the time to truly understand vein health and how to treat venous insufficiency. […]

Are Varicose Veins a Sign of Heart Disease?

Are Varicose Veins a Sign of Heart Disease?

Varicose veins—dark, bulging, sometimes painful veins visible under the skin—are often a symptom of another health condition: venous insufficiency. We know that venous insufficiency is largely responsible for creating varicose veins. Because veins are so strongly linked to the heart, some may think there is a connection between this venous insufficiency and heart disease. But is there actually a link between them? Varicose Veins First, let’s consider how varicose veins are formed. These veins appear when vein valves in our legs stop working properly. Our vein valves are responsible for keeping blood circulating throughout our body. This is hardest to accomplish in our legs, where valves must push blood upward […]

Swimming & Vein Health

Swimming & Vein Health

Why is it important to keep our legs strong? One reason is to avoid developing varicose veins. These dark, bumpy, sometimes painful veins form when vein valves in our legs become weakened or damaged. When the valves are strong, they’re able to circulate blood upwards through the leg, against the flow of gravity. But when they’re weakened, blood starts to pool in the vein, causing a varicose vein to form. What Increases the Risk of Varicose Veins? Vein valves may naturally weaken over time due to aging or genetic factors. But there are other reasons why veins may weaken faster than normal. For example, individuals who are often sitting all […]

Habits You Didn’t Realize Could Cause Varicose Veins

Habits You Didn’t Realize Could Cause Varicose Veins

Instead of dealing with the symptoms of a condition like varicose veins, many people may decide to find ways to avoid the problem altogether. If you’re one of those people, you may wonder whether your daily habits can contribute to varicose veins like most myths claim. Or, you may wonder if it’s genetically out of your control. The answer is simply that both, daily habits and genetics play a role in varicose veins. Factors out of your control like genetics, age, and major body changes such as pregnancy can lead to developing varicose veins. However, some daily habits can also lead to venous issues, and changing these habits can reduce […]

The Truth About Varicose Veins and Sitting Cross-Legged

The Truth About Varicose Veins and Sitting Cross-Legged

Varicose veins are surrounded by myths and rumors. Everyone seems to have heard about something you can’t do anymore if you want to avoid these bumpy, visible, and often painful veins. One of these common rumors is that sitting cross-legged increases the risk of varicose veins. Naturally, if we hear that avoiding something will lower the risk of developing them, we may try avoiding that very same thing. This is especially true when varicose veins prove to be unpleasant, painful, and unappealing due to their dark, bumpy appearance. Although some people still ask, is it true that sitting cross-legged can actually cause these veins to appear? The best vascular surgeons […]

What Varicose Veins Tell You About Overall Health

What Varicose Veins Tell You About Overall Health

Maybe you’ve noticed that your veins seem a little bit more visible lately. Or, maybe they’ve been visible for months—you’ve just learned how to cover them up and hide them from others. It’s a common misconception that varicose veins or spider veins can be simply covered up and ignored. While they can sometimes be a simple cosmetic issue that makes some individuals self-aware, they often signify a much deeper health problem. Is the problem big enough to see a vascular surgeon in Orlando? Generally, yes. The Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center is here to share what causes varicose veins, and the reason why they are often more than an […]

3 Essential Oils that Help Varicose Veins

3 Essential Oils that Help Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be unpleasant. These dark veins that are visible under the skin, that are most commonly, in the legs and feet. They aren’t always simply cosmetic, many sufferers experience itchiness or pain in their legs. Treatment is a necessary step to getting rid of varicose veins entirely. The vascular physicians in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center have dedicated themselves to helping those with varicose veins find relief from their aching legs. However, there are also a multitude of essential oils that may be able to help with symptoms. Essential oils have become popular for their healing properties, and those with varicose veins can also find […]

Vein Health & Exercise: Identifying the Right Activities

Vein Health & Exercise: Identifying the Right Activities

There’s one common tip given to everyone looking to be in better health: exercise. This tip is often given to those with varicose or spider veins. However, exercise comes in many forms and you may wonder, which exercises should I do? Which forms of physical activity will have the best impact on my veins and my overall health? The vascular physicians in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center suggest exercise for venous health but want to differentiate between exercises that can help or harm venous insufficiency. What Makes an Exercise Good or Bad for Veins? In order to answer this question, let’s first take a look at what […]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Vein Care

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Vein Care

Have you experienced issues with your veins and thought, “I’ll handle this later?” We’d recommend seeking out treatment sooner rather than later. When you first notice a venous issue, you may be inclined to ignore it because you don’t think it’s a serious issue. Or there may be other concerns, such as the cost of treatment and recovery time. The vascular surgeons in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center suggest that it’s better for your long-term health to seek out treatment when you notice the first signs of an issue. There are several reasons to not ignore vascular care issues when you first notice them. Care is Typically […]

Horse Chestnut: The New Medication You Don’t Know About

Horse Chestnut: The New Medication You Don’t Know About

Besides seeking out treatment from a vascular physician in Orlando, those with venous insufficiencies may also wonder what types of supplements they can take in order to improve their venous health. They may tend to worry whether certain supplements are prescription or homeopathic. One new medication, horse chestnut, is a homeopathic way to boost your venous health—and it’s one that’s rarely talked about. The Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center’s vein specialists would like to share the ways horse chestnut can help improve the current state of your venous health. First, let’s look at what horse chestnut does. Fights Blood Pooling Horse chestnut seeds and leaves are packed with many […]