What are the Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

One of the more dangerous vein conditions that can develop in your legs is something called deep vein thrombosis. This condition is caused when a blood clot develops in your limbs. Deep vein thrombosis can become life-threatening if the blood clot breaks free from the vein and travels up to the heart, causing a pulmonary… Read More

Self-Care for Lymphedema: Exercise and Diet

Each year millions of Americans are impacted by lymphedema and the serious symptoms it brings. Current research shows that more than three million individuals are currently diagnosed with this disease. Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in the arm or leg and is due to lymphatic system blockage; it cannot be cured. After the onset of… Read More

Nutrition and Lymphedema: Maintaining a Lymphedema Diet

There are a variety of treatment options available to help reduce the appearance of lymphedema, a condition that include symptoms of extreme swelling and pain in your arms or legs caused by blockage in the lymphatic system. These treatments can include compression wrappings and lymphatic massages that can help with the drainage. However, following a… Read More

FAQs About Swollen Varicose Veins & Pregnancy

Developing varicose veins can have a significant impact on your body, especially if you are pregnant. The body is under additional stress during pregnancy that will only increase with the development of varicose veins. Here are some frequently asked questions about swollen varicose veins during pregnancy: Am I at a Greater Risk for Varicose Veins… Read More

Why Choose St. Louis Laser Veins for Vein Treatment

If you are looking for the best vein treatment for vein disease in the St. Louis area, look no further that St. Louis Laser Veins. We are one of the few full-time vein centers in all of St. Louis and are dedicated to educating and treating our patients for a variety of vein disease. Start… Read More

FAQs About Chronic Venous Disease

Have you or a loved one experience chronic venous disease? If so, you probably have several questions about the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more. Having the proper information can help you tremendously in fighting this debilitating condition. Here are some frequently asked questions we receive about chronic venous disease. What is Chronic Venous Disease?… Read More

Diagnosing Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a disease that occurs when the lymphatic fluid in our legs builds up and is unable to drain. Once our lymph nodes become damaged, they may be unable to cycle your lymphatic fluids and lead to fluid retention. Several steps and tests are needed to do a proper lymphedema diagnosis and understand what caused it for… Read More

How to Get Relief from Varicose Veins Pain

Varicose veins can cause varying degrees of pain—from subtle discomfort up to completely aching which interferes with your life Varicose veins can also include various symptoms that make the pain even worse, like muscle cramping, burning sensations, and swelling. Fortunately, there are quite a few things you can do to ease the pain, with some… Read More

Vein Disease Prevention

Our veins and arteries have a critical job of transporting oxygen throughout the body. In time, however, they can become weak or develop certain conditions that are often referred to as vein disease. While some forms of vein disease may be minor, others can be life threatening if not treated promptly. Like other conditions, though,… Read More

5 Myths About Varicose Veins

Venous disorders can easily sneak up on you later in life, causing potential vein issues. In fact, approximately 50-55% of all women will experience venous disorders in some way. Varicose veins are one of the most common form of venous disorders, but even with such a high prevalence rate, there are still many misconceptions. Here… Read More