Thin, squiggly veins that are visible through the skin can be as mystifying as they are frustrating. What causes spider veins? While there are many risk factors, a common underlying problem is venous insufficiency. In this condition, the valves in the veins become weakened or damaged. Normally, the valves close after the vein pumps blood
Does diabetes cause varicose veins? If not, is there a connection between varicose veins and diabetes? It’s true – diabetes can affect the whole body. High blood sugar that builds up in the blood can damage organs and weaken blood vessels. The lining of the blood vessels can become damaged, and that paves the way
As we hunker down at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we’re likely finding ourselves much less active than we used to be. Many of us are spending countless hours perched on the couch watching TV or reading. All that inactivity can contribute to current or future vein problems. Below are five vein
Are your legs ready for an active summer? If you have issues with the veins in your legs, you might not be as ready as you think. Vein issues can be cosmetic, such as spider veins, or an indication of something more serious, which includes varicose veins, leg ulcers, painful swollen veins or blood clots.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body, typically the legs. DVT can cause leg pain and/or swelling, but can also occur with no symptoms. DVT is most prevalent in people with certain medical conditions that affect how their blood clots; however,
The Vein Center at Water’s Edge Dermatology diagnoses and treats vein conditions under the leadership of the nation’s foremost experts in vein care. Unlike other dermatology practices who may only be treating conditions at the surface level, our very own Dr. Felipe Collares, MD brings a more holistic approach to vein care with the understanding
If you suffer from leg pain, swelling, spider veins, varicose veins, venous reflux, or any vein issue, you count on receiving the right diagnosis and treatment from your doctor. As Florida’s largest vein care provider, Water’s Edge Dermatology Vein Center is proud to provide the most respected and experienced vein specialists in Central and South
Water’s Edge Vein Center specialists are experts in treating vein issues. In fact, our very own Luke Maj, M.D. presented last week at the American Professional Wound Care Association 17th Annual National Clinical Conference in Baltimore on Friday, September 7th. Dr. Maj’s presentation covered the latest developments in “Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Venous Insufficiency.” With