Spider and varicose veins can draw unwanted attention to your appearance. When you want to avoid such scrutiny and wear any outfit with confidence, you might consider having the appearance of these veins diminished through professional treatment. Rather than undergo an invasive operation, you can get the appearance you want and avoid uncomfortable symptoms by […]
What are Spider Veins and Why Do They Develop?
Spider veins develop when the blood is not flowing through the smaller vessels in the proper manner due to a condition called venous insufficiency. When this happens, the veins become enlarged and are usually visible through the skin. These veins can be red, blue or purple. They get their name because they can form a […]
The Many Advantages of Seeing a Cardiologist with Five Board Certifications
Most people understand that if you live a healthy life, if you have a healthy diet, and if you exercise, you are going a long way in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. That being said, cardiovascular disease is still the primary cause of death not only in the United States, but around the world. […]
When is a Good Time to Get an Echocardiogram?
The heart is a vital organ. It is made up of four valves and four chambers. In order for the heart to circulate blood throughout the body the right way, it needs to be working perfectly. One way of monitoring the heart and whether it functions properly is with an echocardiogram. What is an Echocardiogram? […]
Improve Blood Flow with Angioplasty
Angioplasty is a surgical procedure done to open a blood vessel, usually an artery, that has a blockage. In many cases, our surgeon will install a small tube called a stent to keep the vessel open after performing the procedure. Angioplasty can relieve symptoms of heart disease like chest pain or shortness of breath, and […]
Spider vs Varicose Veins: What is the Difference?
Spider and varicose veins are two of the most common vascular conditions that lead to an unwanted appearance. While there are some similarities in the two, there are enough differences between spider vs varicose veins to make for some variations in the way they appear and the locations on the body in which they most […]
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment method that is used to remove varicose and spider veins. It has been in use for many years and is still one of the most widely employed therapies for dealing with these veins. There are very few risks associated with it, and it has a high success rate. Spider and varicose […]
Benefits of Vein Compression After Venous Treatment
When you are struggling with varicose veins or spider veins, you have several alternatives that can help you to resolve the problem. Sclerotherapy, laser treatments and phlebectomy are only a few of the options that can help you. After your treatments are over, you will want to do everything possible to get rid of your […]
Dr. Eliot Hoffman: Your Go-To Cardiologist in Fort Myers
We appreciate the important role that our heart plays in keeping us alive. As long as our heart is beating, we have life in us. For this reason, when you’re told that you need to visit a cardiologist, it can seem daunting. The last thing you want to learn is that you have a potentially […]
When Might Angioplasty Be Considered?
When people hear the term angioplasty, although they might not thoroughly understand what it is, they realize that it’s something connected to a problem with the heart. Angioplasty is safe, minimally-invasive and can save the life of a person who has clogged arteries. The question is, under what circumstances is this life-saving procedure needed? How […]
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