Venous Disease 101

Venous disease can range from cosmetic issues to potentially life-threatening conditions. Varicose and spider veins are some of the most common symptoms of venous disease. At one time, these and other vein conditions were treated mainly using surgery. However, there … Continue reading

Men Get Varicose Veins, Too!

Up to 20 percent of all men will experience varicose veins at some point in their lives. The number one cause of varicose veins in both men and women is family history. If your parents or grandparents had varicose veins, … Continue reading

Do Your Legs Swell in the Summer Heat?

Leg swelling, or “edema” as it is called in the medical profession, is a common condition that plagues many people in our community. Edema is swelling of both legs from a buildup of extra fluid. In the summer months, this … Continue reading

Spotlight on Spider Veins

Perhaps you noticed them on your grandmother when you were growing up, but you never thought they’d appear on your legs. You may have thought that you had a slight bruise at first, until it never actually went away and more … Continue reading

Are You At Risk For DVT?

Only your doctor can determine if you are at risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that forms in one of the deep veins of your legs. A review of your personal history and current health may determine … Continue reading

Varicose Veins: How Much Do You Know?

Over 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease, specifically varicose veins, and many didn’t know they were at risk or recognize the signs and symptoms as they occurred. Have you ever wondered if you have or are at risk of … Continue reading

Do You Have Restless Legs?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a problem that affects as much as 15 percent of the US population. If you have RLS, you may experience a strong urge to move your legs. Other symptoms include a “creeping” feeling in your … Continue reading

Give The Perfect Gift

Join us for the 18th Annual Give the Gift of Life Holiday Blood Drive at The Chateau in Bloomington! Tuesday, December 27th from 11:00am – 5:00pm you can come to the Chateau Hotel & Conference Center at 1601 Jumer Drive in Bloomington to … Continue reading

Laser Treatment For Varicose Veins

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is an FDA-approved treatment for varicose veins. EVLA is the treatment of choice for varicose veins. Using ultrasound technology, a thin laser fiber is guided into the diseased vein through a very small opening to deliver … Continue reading