Vein Conditions – Not for Women Only

Vein conditions are a medical condition that affects both men and women – and it goes more than skin deep. Complications with vein health can present in various ways through a variety of symptoms as one of our success stories illustrates. Please watch Brandon’s video and how his vein condition was successfully treated:

How-to Video

Many patients find that compression stockings can be challenging to put on. If you count yourself among these patients, please view our helpful how-to video for tips and instructions: 

 

Why do I need to wear compression stockings?

Compression stockings have two main functions: alleviating the symptoms of varicose veins until they can be treated and facilitating better results of varicose vein procedures, such as sclerotherapy and endovenous closure. Compression stockings are very important after undergoing a vein procedure to reduce the risk of complications, enhance results and facilitate healing. Additionally, they may…

When are compression stockings needed?

Compression stockings are used to help alleviate the aching, heaviness and swelling that is symptomatic of varicose veins until treatment can be arranged. Additionally, patients who undergo an endovenous closure procedure are strongly encouraged to wear compression stockings for a period following their procedure. Doing so reduces the risk of complications, enhances results, and facilitates…

One of our Success Stories

The endovenous procedure has a lot of people talking. Click here to watch a clip of the show segment where Vein Clinic of North Carolina’s very own Dr. Baker is interviewed, and 67-year-old Lou Hampton shares her endovenous success story. Click to watch video.

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Endovenous Closure vs. Vein Stripping

During a stripping procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in your groin and ties off the vein, after which a stripper tool is threaded through the saphenous vein and used to pull the vein out of your leg through a second incision just above your calf. In the Closure procedure, there is no need for…

Varicose Veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Varicose veins are enlarged, usually rising above the skin, and are blue, red, or flesh-colored. Normal veins have valves that prevent the blood they carry from flowing backwards, away from the heart. Varicose veins are the result of valves that are no longer functioning as they should, causing blood to pool in the area. Many…

Myths about Varicose Veins: Veins are a Cosmetic Issue

Varicose veins are also considered a medical issue due to the fact that they can progress into chronic venous insufficiency. If left untreated, venous insufficiency can lead to a host of issues including causing the health of the affected area to deteriorate. Varicose veins may be unsightly on the outside, but having them evaluated and…

30 Million Americans Suffer from Venous Disease

More than 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), yet only 1.9 million seek treatment each year. If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to become CVI with symptoms that worsen over time. Fortunately, by diagnosing and treating varicose…