Medical Review By: Luke Maj, MD, MHA Varicose veins aren’t pretty, and they can ache and itch. Unfortunately, if they run in your family, there’s probably no way to prevent them entirely, but you can take steps — literally and figuratively — to keep your legs looking smoother for longer “Some risk factors for varicose
Medical Review By: Luke Maj, MD, MHA Red/brown patches or visible veins on your legs? It’s tempting to dismiss them as age-related cosmetic concerns, no worse than a few wrinkles on your face or a bald spot on your head. But they may be symptoms of vein disease in the legs — specifically, symptoms
Medical Review By: Luke Maj, MD, MHA 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
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.
Varicose veins appear as enlarged and twisted, and most commonly show up in the legs and feet because standing and walking increases pressure in the veins of the lower body. They almost always indicate an underlying medical issue and can cause pain. They may indicate a higher risk of circulatory issues that should be evaluated
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