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How Can I Prevent Varicose Veins While Pregnant?

Being pregnant is an exciting time, but also a time of many physical, emotional and hormonal changes. Knowing what to expect along the way will hopefully hel...

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Connection Between Leg Ulcers and Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency occurs when your leg veins do not allow blood to flow back up to your heart and lungs. Normally, the one-way valves in veins ass...

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Why You Should Never Ignore Varicose Veins

Varicose veins and spider veins are very common, affecting about 40 percent of men and 70 percent of women by age 60. These bulging, bluish-purple veins, usu...

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Skip the Snip: How to Remove Varicose Veins Without Surgery

Varicose veins aren’t always unhealthy or dangerous, but we’ve yet to find a patient who would prefer to have them. However, if you prefer a DIY path to decr...

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The Smart Way to Say Goodbye: A Guide to Varicose Vein Treatment

Millions of Americans develop varicose veins at some point in life. Some of them live with the discomfort, attempting to treat them with lifestyle changes an...

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Goodbye for Good? Varicose Veins After Treatment.

Every year, we help hundreds of people with the same problem: They want their varicose veins to go away. Forever. We certainly can help get rid of the varico...

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Feet in the Sky: How to Fly with Varicose Veins

If you’re one of the many Americans dealing with varicose veins, prolonged travel at a high elevation and sitting in a cramped space can be a source of signi...

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Summer is Coming: 10 Ways to Reduce & Relieve Varicose Veins

Consume Flavonoids: These metabolites have been proven to strengthen vessel walls and improve circulation, which can reduce symptoms and progression of varic...

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Trouble Afoot: Can Varicose Veins Lead to Blood Clots?

Diseased veins can lead to complications, which is why it is important to check in with your body and monitor any new or prolonged symptoms. By doing so, you...

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Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatments?

When patients have medical indications for varicose vein care, meaning there are symptoms and diagnostic findings referable to the venous disease, we will su...

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Why It Doesn’t Hurt to Remove Varicose Veins

Varicose vein treatments are minimally invasive and virtually painless. Most treatments involve some local anesthetic, which is typically lidocaine introduce...

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Is it Safe to Treat Varicose Veins While Breastfeeding?

Despite the fact that women often develop signs of venous disease during pregnancy, no invasive treatment is performed until the postpartum period unless the...

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Hot Cocoa & Healthy Legs: 8 Tips for the Winter Holidays

There are many reasons why people call the winter holiday season the most wonderful time of the year: time spent with family, time away from work, festive m...

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Motherhood and Veins: When is the Best Time for Treatment?

Management of symptoms during pregnancy is typically the only solution, as treatment is not recommended until after the baby is born. Compression hose, leg e...

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How to Find Relief from Itchy Legs due to Varicose Veins

There’s a litany of uncomfortable symptoms that stem from varicose veins, but none may be more annoying than a persistent itch in the legs. The harder you tr...

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Six Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins This Fall

You don’t need six-pack abs to reduce your risk of developing varicose veins, but you do need to talk to your doctor about what a healthy weight looks like f...

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The Road to a Quick Recovery

One of the most common questions we receive from patients regarding varicose vein treatments revolves around recovery. Specifically, “how long until I’m back...

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How to Protect Varicose Veins in the Summer Sun

Vasodilation literally translates to “enlarged blood” and the title is apt. When your body is exposed to high temperatures like the ones we’ve experienced ov...

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Feet Down, Wheels Up. How to Fly with Varicose Veins.

Summer is in full swing, and for millions of Americans that means multiple flights in just a few months. These excursions are often exciting, but they are al...

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How Treating Varicose Veins May Also Cure Restless Leg Syndrome

Do you ever feel an irresistible urge to move your legs, or have you noticed tingly, throbby, or pulling sensations? If so, you may be suffering from restles...

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When Bulging Veins Are Bad…

If you’ve ever spent time with someone who enjoys lifting weights, you’ve probably heard the term “get swole.” Their goal is big muscles, usually accompanied...

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Breathe In, Breathe Out. How Yoga Can Help With Varicose Veins.

Exercising with varicose veins is easier said than done. For starters, the prospect of pushing your legs when the act of standing alone hurts can be daunting...

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What To Know (and Do) if A Varicose Vein Starts Bleeding

Due to their stretched and swollen nature, the risk of rupturing a varicose vein is higher than a regular vein. Bleeding can occur from seemingly common cont...

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When Will Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatments?

One of the most common questions we’re asked at Capitol Vein and Laser has nothing to do with veins or lasers, but with insurance. More directly, “Will insur...

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Removing Bad Veins is a Healthy Step

Varicose veins are not the normal, essential veins that return blood to your heart and lungs... They once were, but over time—be it from inactivity, injury, ...

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Four Tips For Traveling With Varicose Veins

Summer is here! As the weather warms and COVID-19 restrictions ease, people around the country are excited to go on new adventures, but for those suffering f...

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Why Are Frontline Workers More Likely to Get Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are any veins that become twisted or enlarged, and usually occur in the legs. Painful symptoms include achy, heavy feelings in your legs, burn...

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COVID vs. Leg Health

COVID-19 has placed many obstacles in our paths, but being proactive in optimizing your leg health can improve overall fitness and reduce risks of longer ter...

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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

The short answer is “sometimes,” so while that may not be satisfactory to hear, this post will lay out everything you need to know about this common, prevent...

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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a time of phenomenal change for a woman’s body. As you get ready for your baby’s arrival, you may notice some unexpectedly pleasant differences,...

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These Healthy Habits Help Prevent Varicose Veins

Veins transport blood from your feet and ankles back to your heart, moving against the steady force of gravity. Blood travels in the correct direction despit...

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What is Restless Legs Syndrome

Impacting approximately 1 in 10 Americans, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is an uncomfortable, twitching sensation in the legs that makes a person feel like th...

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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Have you noticed bluish-purple veins bulging from your legs? Do they look like small, twisted ropes under your skin? These unwanted, enlarged veins are calle...

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Why Varicose Veins Develop In Pregnancy

It's not uncommon for varicose veins to develop during pregnancy. Learn more about why this happens and how they can be treated.

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Avoid Discoloration of Your Legs Due to Varicose Veins

As your body absorbs the blood, the pigment, made of iron, remains behind and can become deposited, leading to the rusty dark discoloration so often seen wit...

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How New Technology Allows Major Advances in Varicose Vein Care

VNUS Closure is an office based, local anesthesia procedure that allows immediate recovery. We use several access sites to instill local anesthesia along the...

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Learn How Medical Advances Allow Optimal Varicose Vein Treatment

New techniques that allow more precise and accurate treatment of varicose veins are facilitated by advances in ultrasound technology.

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Knee Pain and Varicose Veins

Patients over age 50 often develop two very common causes of leg pain: venous insufficiency and osteoarthritis of the knee. There is some overlap of symptoms...

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Learn About The Pain of Varicose Veins & Comfort of Treatment

Varicose veins are unsightly leg veins that have the potential to cause significant medical problems. The veins are a very common finding among men and women...

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Don't Forget Varicose Veins as a Cause of Leg Pain

Varicose veins are common cause of obscure leg pain, and it’s quite interesting to learn how often we see symptoms improve once venous hypertension is resolv...

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Why It’s Important to Treat Varicose Veins

Treating varicose veins all depends on the severity of the condition. In most cases, the refluxing vein is sealed using endovenous ablation, or removed using...

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Varicose Vein Myths & The Truth About Venous Disease

Varicose veins are actually caused by a weakness in the vein which doesn't allow blood to rise up the leg against the constant push of gravity downwards. Thi...

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How Do You Develop Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are a very common clinical condition. There is not much you can do to avoid their development, but be assured that treatment is highly effecti...

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How To Avoid The Complications Of Varicose Veins

Normal venous flow in the leg is directed upwards against gravity, and the varicosities that you see in the calf are caused by weak one-way valves in the vei...

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What Causes Your Varicose Veins?

Be sure to see a qualified and experienced vascular physician who understands the complexity of venous disease. Sources that can help you are found at the Am...

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The Newest Varicose Vein Treatment - VenaSeal

The current "best treatment" of varicose veins and saphenous vein reflux is the VNUS Closure procedure (Venefit), and the results and track record of success...

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Your Leg After Varicose Vein Treatment

Treatment of this condition is best done with the Venefit Procedure, previously known as VNUS Closure. This office based procedure is very effective, and all...

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Leg Pain Without Varicose Veins Easily Treated With Venefit

Many physicians and patients are unaware that endovenous ablation with the Venefit Procedure is so effective for this problem. Your consultation with an expe...

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Bleeding Varicose Veins Easily Treated

Both Dr. McNeill and Dr. Rosenberg are diplomates of the American Board of Phlebology and serve on national panels teaching advanced venous techniques to oth...

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Leg Pain Without Varicose Veins

Normal veins in the leg take over and bring blood up the correct direction, improving circulation. This eliminates leg symptoms in the matter of a few days. ...

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Don't Delay Varicose Vein Treatment

Normal venous flow travels up the leg against the constant downward pressure of gravity. Normally, one-way valves prevent backflow of blood and the veins all...

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Venous Insufficiency and Restless Legs Without Varicose Veins

We conducted a venous duplex scan, which showed that she has significant saphenous vein reflux in each leg. This leads to elevated pressures and causes the ...

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Treating Varicose Veins Can Cure Restless Leg Syndrome

When patients have RLS, they note difficulty getting to sleep, and they often say that they awaken in the middle of the night with jumpiness in the legs. Me...

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How To Control Varicose Vein Bleeding

I saw a new patient who was bleeding from her small varicose veins. She was quite alarmed because the blood was "spurting out" and she had a hard time gettin...

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New Vein Treatments Improve Patient Outcomes

One of my Ashburn, Virginia patients had seen several family members undergo varicose vein treatments over the years and was curious if vein stripping is sti...

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My Legs Are So Itchy … Could I Have Varicose Veins?

I recently saw a patient in our Frederick, Maryland office whose varicose veins were causing very significant itching, so much that her constant scratching w...

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CVL Stays Current on Varicose Vein Treatments

I just received credentials as a Registered Phlebography Sonographer, which means I am now one of the few physicians in the U.S. meeting a recognized nationa...

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Vein Screening in Leesburg, Virginia

A quick screening or an evaluation to discuss the significance of the venous insufficiency and possible treatment options is very attractive. We do not pres...

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Does Exercising Affect Varicose Veins?

With the treatments reducing aching and heaviness and improving leg circulation, you may find added energy and leg stamina to improve your workout routines e...

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Vein Treatment Between Pregnancies Increases Success

Seeking evaluation and treatment between pregnancies instead of waiting until all pregnancies are completed allows better treatment outcomes and less overall...

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Varicose Veins in Children

While age plays a role in the process of venous reflux, and varicose veins are seen more often in older patients, there is no doubt that varicose veins can o...

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Does Being Overweight Cause Varicose Veins?

Capitol Vein & Laser Centers' patients often ask whether being overweight causes varicose veins. This is a common misconception surrounding venous disease, a...

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What is the Venefit Procedure?

The Venefit procedure is simply a new name for the long-established and well-researched VNUS Closure procedure, which is used to treat varicose veins.

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Varicose Veins in Children

The development of varicose veins in younger patients should not cause grave concern among patients. Safe and effective therapy is widely available. Resumpti...