How Genetics Plays Into Your Vein Health

Inherited traits play a major part in how we look; complexion, eye color, the shape of the face, and so many other traits are influenced by genes passed down from our parents. Our appearance isn’t the only thing that can be hereditary—varicose veins and vein health can be too. If one of your family members […]

How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis After Undergoing Surgery

If you’ve chosen to receive treatment for those frustrating, painful varicose veins—great! You’ve made an excellent choice for your venous health. Although many current treatment options are quick and noninvasive with minimal recovery periods, complications can still arise post-surgery, so it’s critical to follow your vein specialist’s directions for recovery. Now, this isn’t a reason […]

Determining When to Reach out to a Vein Specialist

When you first experience leg pain or see unwanted physical changes in your legs or feet, there’s a question you may ask: is it time to see a vein specialist? The idea of making an appointment to see a vascular physician in Orlando may seem daunting at first. There’s no reason to be hesitant or […]

How to Choose the Best Vein Specialist

Any time you choose a doctor to trust with your health, the decision is important. Your health is the top priority, and you don’t want to trust anyone unqualified with your treatment. You want to make sure that you’re seeing someone who is knowledgeable, confident, skilled, and capable. When dealing with the health of your […]

Warding off Varicose Veins at the Office

If you’re working eight hours a day at an office job, you may be worried that so many hours in a chair is unhealthy for your legs. You would be correct to think so. Your office job might be putting you at a higher risk of developing varicose veins. Don’t jump up to find another […]

Peripheral Artery Disease: How to Care for Your Feet

With varicose veins being so prominent in the discussions of venous health, it’s easy for other problems to get overlooked. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), like varicose veins, can start as a minor nuisance and lead to worse health problems if not taken seriously. Because PAD often affects the feet, it may not come attached with […]

Diagnostic Ultrasound for Veins First, Then Vein Treatment

The symptoms of venous insufficiency could raise questions: Can I experience relief from these itching, heavy legs? Can I get rid of these visible veins on my legs? How would I go about seeking treatment? If you’re struggling with venous insufficiency, your first step should be to visit a vascular physician in Orlando. The specialists […]

Spider Veins: What’s Lurking Below the Surface?

A lot of information about venous health is focused on varicose veins—the aching symptoms of this venous insufficiency demands attention. However, you may wonder about the other common form of venous insufficiency that is also often visible under the skin: spider veins. Spider veins are common in many people’s skin. They may not be as […]

Varicose Veins & Restless Leg Syndrome: Is There a Correlation?

If you have varicose veins, you may already be familiar with some of the physical symptoms: itching, swelling, and aching in the legs, to name a few. There’s another symptom that can also occur alongside varicose veins: restless leg syndrome. Could these two things be related? According to a study from the Dermatologic Surgery Journal, […]

Vein Treatment Options for Your Varicose Veins

Every person is a unique individual, not only just personality-wise, but health-wise as well. While varicose veins are an incredibly common condition, the treatment plan that was miraculous for your neighbor may not be what is best for you. In order to figure out what vein treatment options will give you the best results, you […]

Poor Circulation & Varicose Veins

When you’re experiencing health issues, it’s often easier to treat the symptom rather than the cause. Just as individuals suffering from back pain take painkillers instead of seeing a specialist, those with varicose veins may treat the symptoms of poor circulation instead of seeking treatment for venous insufficiency. Those individuals with back pain won’t see […]

FAQs About Varicose Veins

Now that knowledge is easily accessible through the Internet, it’s only natural to want to know as much about varicose veins as possible before scheduling a consultation with a specialist. However, the mountains of information available on the Internet may make it overwhelming to try and find answers to your questions. Accurate knowledge is important. […]

Why Varicose Veins Can Cause Skin Ulcers

Varicose veins are already an annoying condition. These veins are highly visible under the skin, and they can also cause aching and heavy legs. However, if left untreated, you could be facing worse problems. Untreated varicose veins can potentially lead to venous skin ulcers, another visible and painful condition that no one should have to […]

You Don’t Have to Hide Varicose Veins Any Longer

For many, varicose or spider veins can take a huge hit to one’s self-esteem. Dark, spindly, or bulging veins often turn cool, comfy shorts into a nightmare. However, you don’t have to hide varicose veins or live with feeling as though covering up with bulky clothing is a necessity. Treatments are available to minimize the […]

Is Walking Good for Varicose Veins

If you have varicose veins, you know how frustrating the symptoms can be: those itchy, painful, visible veins don’t help motivate many to put on a pair of comfortable, cool shorts and take a stroll around the neighborhood. However, this is exactly what you need to improve your venous health. The vein specialists in Orlando […]

The Treatments Available for Venous Reflux Disease

Are you dealing with swollen, aching legs because of varicose veins? Don’t worry—you’re not alone. Varicose veins, a result of venous reflux disease, are an incredibly common condition with 25 million people suffering from venous reflux disease in the US. You don’t have to look far to find someone who shares your experiences. You also […]

Learn About the Advantage of In-Office Venous Treatments

The pain and visibility of varicose veins can be a nuisance to deal with. When you’re in poor venous health, the natural solution is to seek out medical help. That medical help could require a surgical procedure, which may make you think of a frustrating, stressful setting. Don’t worry—venous treatments have become easier and minimally […]

How to Get the Right Results for Your Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are tricky. You may be aware of how they look and feel: bulging, rope-like veins that often come packaged with heavy, painful legs. However, there is more to varicose veins than what meets the eye. The vein specialists of Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center specialize in vein care and suggest […]

How to Tell 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

Interesting Varicose Vein Trivia

Okay, so we all know that “Varicose Veins” is not likely to be a category on the next episode of Jeopardy. But there are many interesting factoids and myths regarding the topic that even if you think you know it all when it comes to varicose veins, there is always something new to learn. Here, […]

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