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5 Common Spider Vein Myths


Spider veins occur due to weakened or damaged veins. They show up as blue and purple veins that branch out around parts of the body, such as the legs. However, there are many misconceptions about spider …

Careers That Affect Your Chances of Developing Varicose Veins


Varicose veins can be an aesthetic and/or painful problem for those who have them. As many have a predisposition to developing varicose by genetics and gender, your career path and lifestyle can have a …

How Cold Weather Affects Vein Health


Fall has started, and so has the drop in temperatures in the PNW. With a climate adjustment, there could be changes in the condition of your varicose veins or spider veins. Read on to discover how cold weather could affect …

Three Times in Life to be Attentive to your Veins


Each year, over 80 million Americans are affected by vein disease. If left untreated, vein disease can potentially develop into

What Is Venous Insufficiency?


Venous insufficiency is a vascular condition involving the veins of the legs. Varicose veins are often a sign of venous insufficiency. Veins work to bring blood back to the heart, thus …

Varicose Vein Symptoms and How to Alleviate Discomfort


Varicose vein symptoms include the common swollen and enlarged veins, usually on your lower legs. Some people might not experience any additional symptoms, but those that do might want to consider professional treatment. The severity of varicose vein symptoms varies, but it is important to know the …

Effectively Running with Varicose Veins


Running with varicose veins can be uncomfortable, and you may be worried that your workout regime might be negatively affecting your varicose veins. Varicose vein treatment

Who is at Risk for Varicose Veins?


Varicose veins are the blueish to red colored enlarged or bulging veins that become congested with blood and can become painful, especially if left untreated. Millions of people are …

4 Common Varicose Vein Myths You Need to Know


Fact or fiction, true or false—it seems as though for every fact there is a fallacy, especially when it comes to information found online. Let us debunk four common varicose vein myths. The truth may just shock you! Myth #1 – Only older women can get varicose veins …

Three Unexpected Areas Spider Veins can Appear


At Via Vascular, we …

Varicose Vein Treatment Phases: What to Expect


Are you or anyone you know with varicose veins ready for treatment? Here at

New Year Resolutions That are Healthy for Varicose Veins


Fireworks were lit and the confetti has fallen. With the new year come New Year resolutions. Have you been sticking to your New Year …

Varicose Veins in the Winter: Precautions


Varicose veins affect millions of people worldwide. …

Varicose Vein Treatment During Winter


Are you suffering from

What are Varicose Veins & Spider Veins?


Image Credit: Peshkova/Shutterstock Have you ever wondered what the difference is between varicose veins and spider veins? …

Fall Foods for Healthy Veins


Summer season has come to an end and autumn is just around the corner! Fall season …

All About Veins


What are Veins? What are veins? Everyone has them, but do we really know what purpose they serve? Veins are elastic blood vessels that transport blood from various regions of the body to the heart. Veins are …

How to Prevent Varicose Veins


  Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that show up under the skin. They start to form when the valves that help keep blood flowing toward the heart are weak or damaged. Damaged …

Varicose Veins Relief Tips for the Summer


Summer may be a difficult season for those who have varicose veins. Increased self-consciousness can occur as it is the season of bathing suits, leg-revealing shorts and other symptoms that correspond with hot weather. Here at Via Vascular, …

Are You a Candidate for Varicose Vein Treatment?


Varicose veins affect millions of people around the world. Typically, they are caused by weakened vein …

The Best Exercises for Varicose Veins


Looking for an exercise regimen that works well with your varicose veins? Alas—even with blue, twisted or enlarged veins on the ankles, there are exercises to promote healthy veins without the cost of extra damage. …

What to Expect After Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment


Varicose Veins Varicose veins are large, raised swollen blood vessels. Most people who have them already know because, they are visibly stretched out where blood has pooled. Usually found …

Preventing Varicose Veins during Pregnancy


Why do we get Varicose Veins during Pregnancy? Varicose veins are purple or blue veins that show up near the surface of the skin. They most commonly appear on the legs, and are very …

Varicose Veins in the Winter


  The cold weather months are among us. If you are one of the millions of people affected by varicose veins, you can finally stop stressing about how to cover your unsightly …

Can Diet Changes Help to Reduce Spider Veins?


Spider veins are quite common and have earned their name from the skinny red and/or blue veins that spread across and appear close to the skin. Generally, spider veins ordinarily appear near the surfaces of …

Prevent Poor Circulation


Circulation of oxygen, blood, and nutrients throughout the body is crucial to a healthy life. Many people do not have issues with proper movement of these essentials in the veins, but in some cases, and for people who are diagnosed with certain conditions, circulation issues are more likely to …

When to See a Doctor for Varicose Veins


Varicose veins can be defined as stretched out, rope-like veins that are enlarged and potentially painful as a result of trapped blood in the legs. These veins are easily identifiable, and offer no single cause for their presence. Although some vein issues can be merely an aesthetic irritation, …

What is The Cause of Varicose Veins in Men?


Many people know someone who has uncomfortable, unattractive varicose veins. Most associate the condition with elderly adults or women. But while those individuals can suffer from varicose veins, they certainly aren't the only population to experience this medical issue.One-fourth of those with …

Varicose Vein Complications


No, the complications of …

The Differences Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins


Varicose veins and spider veins affect millions of people around the world. Often, patients are affected by both simultaneously. Because of their similarities, many people are led to believe they are the same condition. However, despite being spoken of in the same vein, varicose and spider veins …

Facts About Sclerotherapy Spider Vein Treatment


  With summer well on its way, don’t hide beneath layers of clothes just because of some spider veins. You should be comfortable in whatever you’re wearing, not self-conscious. One of the most highly regarded ways to get rid of spider veins is sclerotherapy. If you’re interested in …

What Causes Varicose Veins?


It’s a common question we hear from patients, “What causes varicose veins?” We want our patients to feel comfortable and informed, so we always take the time to break down what’s happening in their bodies. Arteries carry the blood from your heart to your extremities to deliver oxygen to the …

Knowing For Sure: Varicose Veins Diagnosis


Your family members might have complained of unsightly and painful varicose veins, and maybe you’ve recently noticed some strange-looking veins on the backs of your knees or around your thighs. Now you’re worried these larger veins might be the varicose veins you’ve heard so much about. Learn …

Varicose Veins and Workouts


The American College of Cardiology recommends exercise as a treatment for varicose veins, but there is discussion on which types of exercise are best for those who suffer from varicose veins (read Via Vascular’s article on …

4 Common Myths About Varicose Veins


Varicose veins can be a pesky and unsightly medical condition. There are many different misconceptions about how you get varicose veins and many tend to associate them with older individuals. But varicose veins can happen to anyone at any time! There are four common myths that many people associate …

4 Ways Non-Surgical Varicose Vein Treatment is the Way To Go


It is that time of year where the weather gets colder and we are breaking out the warm and cozy clothing. We are excited to cover up all of our unsightly issues that we dread showing off during the warmer months. While we can cover up the issue, they will still be there when the warmer months …

Will My Varicose Veins Go Away on Their Own?


Did you recently spot varicose veins on your body for the first time? If you’ve never experienced these frustrating veins before, you may be wondering if they will simply disappear on their own. Faulty Vein Valves Are to Blame for Varicose Veins While we’d love to say time heals all …

This Fall, Get Rid of Varicose Veins for Good


Fall will be here Sept. 22, and as summer comes to a close, many people with varicose veins breathe a sigh of relief. With the hot weather fading away, no longer will they have to concern themselves with the unsightly blue or purple veins on their legs and ankles because soon they can cover them up …

5 Causes of Varicose Veins


Varicose veins typically occur when the one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing the wrong direction in the body begin to fail, allowing blood to flow backwards and pool in your veins. This, in turn, enlarges the veins, leading to their thick, swollen appearance and sometimes painful symptoms.…

What Are My Options for Spider Vein Treatment?


Spider veins are fine blue or red veins that are visible through the skin. Typically visible on the legs and face, these veins earn their name because of the jagged, web-like pattern they often make on the skin. Spider veins occur when blood backs up in a vein, and they are caused by a variety of …

Obesity and Varicose Veins


Many factors contribute to the occurrence of varicose veins in patients, including family history, gender, age, injury/trauma to veins and pregnancy. However, obesity is a major risk factor for varicose veins. Obesity is an important risk factor to discuss because of its prevalence in our nation.…

Prepare for Shorts Season with Varicose Veins Treatment


The Seattle area has experienced some unseasonably warm weather lately, and the toasty temperatures are a timely reminder that summer is almost upon us. Don’t let unsightly varicose veins keep you from dressing comfortably in shorts this summer. The radiologists at Via Vascular are board …

How Can I Get Rid of Spider Veins on My Face?


Few vein conditions are more unnerving than red, blue or purple spider veins on the face. Having these thin, web-shaped veins in obvious locations like your nose, cheeks or chin can lead to loss of self-confidence and can make you appear much older than you really are. While such veins may not be …

Varicose Veins and Running


If you have varicose veins and enjoy running, you may be concerned that your favorite pastime might be worsening your varicose veins. While running and other vigorous physical exercise do not cause varicose veins, they can certainly aggravate varicose vein symptoms, such as swelling and fatigue. …

Varicose Veins Can Strike Men Too


If you think varicose veins are exclusively a women’s problem, think again. While it’s true that women are more likely to get varicose veins than men, this doesn’t mean men do not suffer from the troublesome veins. Varicose veins affect approximately 25% of women and 15% of men. Men with …

Preventing Varicose Veins and Spider Veins


Via Vascular offers many proven treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins, but as with most issues in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keep in mind while reading these prevention tips that not everyone who is predisposed to varicose or spider veins will be able to …

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy: What You Should Know


Expectant mothers often have a good idea of what they can do to promote a healthy pregnancy, such as avoiding alcohol and tobacco, having regular prenatal checkups, and getting consistent exercise. However, many women are unaware that pregnancy puts them at a higher risk for varicose veins. …

Why Winter Is the Perfect Time to Treat Varicose Veins


If you have varicose veins on your legs, you may find yourself grateful for the cold months so that you can more easily cover up the unsightly veins with long pants, leggings or skirts. Winter also happens to be an ideal time to seek treatment for varicose veins, and here’s why. Post-…

4 Symptoms of Varicose Veins


Most people with varicose veins are aware of the obvious symptoms — the thick cords of blue and purple veins that protrude from the skin. But some may be unaware of the symptoms that often accompany varicose veins. Here are some lesser-known symptoms that could indicate varicose veins and …

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