Many patients ask whether their varicose and spider veins can come back after treatment, and while this is highly unlikely, it does sometimes happen. As the return of your veins after being treated is unlikely this is not a reason to not treat or delay the treatment of your varicose and spider veins. […]
What is the Difference Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?
Before being able to treat your vein condition it is important to diagnose what kind of venous disease is causing your issues. Two types of venous conditions that patients can suffer from are Varicose Veins and Spider Veins. It is commonly thought that varicose veins develop from untreated spider veins. While this may be […]
What Are Spider Veins
Are you noticing small red or blue web-like veins appearing under the surface of your legs? They are not varicose veins, and they are not highly-pigmented regular veins either, in fact they are spider veins. Causes and Symptoms The main cause of developing spider veins is heredity. If spider veins are in your family […]
What You Need to Know About Your Stationary Job and Varicose Veins
If you work an office job, you probably know about the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. n an effort to minimize problems, you may opt for a standing desk. However, both sitting and standing for long periods of time can affect your legs, potentially leading to vein problems.
Is cold weather good or bad for varicose veins?
Snow, ice, face-freezing winds… Canada’s winters are notoriously harsh. But there might be a silver lining to our sub-zero temperatures for people who are living with varicose veins. Hot weather conditions impede circulation and actually worsen the symptoms of varicose veins – which include swelling and aching legs – therefore it should come as no […]
Blue Veins During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can cause all kinds of changes in the body, not all of which are welcome. One particularly un-glamorous — though common — side effect of pregnancy is the spidery blue veins that suddenly appear on your legs. Triggered by hormonal changes and decreased blood circulation caused by carrying extra weight, these dark and highly […]
Are Varicose Veins Genetic?
As one of the leading venous conditions in the world, varicose veins plague more than half of the population. Generally, varicose veins and inheritance were not previously considered the likely cause of their development. However, in recent years it’s become known that those who have parents with varicose veins have an increased chance of developing […]
Selecting Sclerotherapy as Your Treatment
With the number of treatment options available to you at Canada Vein Clinics, it may be difficult to determine which procedure is best for both your veins, and overall wellbeing. A consultation with our vein experts can explain your treatment options and suggest which method will result in the most promising results. If your veins […]
3 Ways to Get Rid of Your Spider Veins
It’s true that your spider veins are usually nothing to worry about. They are a fairly common condition that affects the limbs for various reasons. Even though they are generally not a cause for medical concern, your spider veins do run the risk of worsening, and when they do, it’s beneficial to take the necessary […]
Why Your Varicose Veins Are a Larger Health Issue Than You Might Think
You will often hear that varicose veins don’t cause significant harm, and for the most part this is true. Many people who seek treatment for varicose veins simply dislike the way they look and desire a cosmetic solution to remove them. There are those, however, who are content with the appearance of their legs, even […]