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What Happens to Untreated Varicose Veins?

Prompt treatment of varicose veins is essential for a variety of cosmetic and medical reasons. Untreated varicose veins can lead to a cascade of complications that not only affect the appearance of the legs but also pose potential risks to overall health and well-being. There are several stages of varicose […]

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Nicotine and Varicose Veins

In addition, nicotine can damage the endothelial cells lining the arterial and venous walls, leading to endothelial dysfunction. (1) Endothelial cells play a crucial role in maintaining healthy blood vessels, and when they are damaged, it can lead to inflammation, plaque buildup, and ultimately atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and […]

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High Blood Pressure and Varicose Veins

If you suffer from both high blood pressure and varicose veins, it is important to seek medical attention from a trusted specialist like Dr. David Naar. As a board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Naar has extensive experience in treating varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques that offer patients quick relief with […]

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What Causes Venous Ulcers?

A venous ulcer is an open, painful sore that can take weeks, months or even years to heal, significantly impacting a person’s quality of life. Venous ulcers typically occur in the lower legs, ankles and feet, and they are caused by a variety of underlying conditions. If you are experiencing […]

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Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, a woman may face many aches and pains, and varicose veins are no exception. They can cause the legs to feel heavy, itchy, swollen, and even painful. Standing for long periods may not be possible, and inevitably, a pregnant woman may become fatigued more frequently throughout the day. […]

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What’s the Difference between Reticular Veins and Spider Veins?

Reticular veins and spider veins can mar even the smoothest, most attractive legs. For this reason, some patients actively take steps to get rid of them, as it frequently limits what they can wear. Additionally, these venous formations are associated with more serious conditions like varicose veins, skin damage and […]

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Alcohol and Vein Health

Excessive alcohol consumption is a significant factor that puts our vascular health at risk. A healthy cardiovascular system is a necessity for a healthy life. And, according to CDC data, most U.S. adults don’t drink every day. However, two out of three adult drinkers drink above moderate levels at least […]

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Do I Need Compression Socks?

Compression Socks

A compression garment is a medical device that promotes better blood circulation, reduces swelling, and improves comfort levels following a medical procedure. Compression socks, stockings, or hosiery are types of compression garments used in the treatment of venous disease. By placing circumferential pressure on the legs, compression socks force blood […]

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What Causes Varicose Veins?

What Causes Varicose Veins

Dr. David Naar is Westlake, Ohio’s leading vein specialist. And at Premier Vein Clinic, he provides surgical management of CVD, varicose veins, spider veins, and reticular veins. As a board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Naar assesses the individual circumstances of each patient to create a personalized varicose vein treatment plan. Call […]

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What Causes Venous Insufficiency?

Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the valves within veins function poorly. It occurs in vascular structures that are farther away from the heart, such as those in the lower legs. And, for many people, it can cause changes in the appearance of the legs, lead to discomfort, and […]

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