A venogram may be ordered if we suspect you have vascular diseases, including deep vein thrombosis, Iliac vein compression, or a blood clot. A venogram is a diagnostic procedure to make veins visible so the doctor can assess blood flow for vein problems.
For those unfamiliar with the term ablation, it is simply the removal of an object. However, there are many ways to perform this removal and many different situations to perform it in. In our case, we’re going to focus on ablation and its use on varicose veins.
Varicose veins most commonly appear in the legs and are caused by the abnormal enlargement of superficial blood vessels. While the condition affects up to 30% of the adult population, it's more prevalent in women than men. Fortunately, treatment is available.
If you are a woman in her 40's, you may have come across the term venous hypertension at least once. The term means that there's high pressure in the veins of the legs, also referred to as venous insufficiency or reflux disease. For men, venous hypertension tends to develop at a much later age.
July is UV Safety Awareness Month and with summer in full swing and more skin exposed to the warm sun, this is a good time to remind you of the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and how they may relate to spider veins.
At the Vein Institute of NJ, our vein doctors have seen many patients who come to us with leg issues that could be solved through simple elevation. Elevating your legs can provide immediate relief by taking pressure off your leg veins which encourages the blood to flow out of your legs and continue on through the rest[…]