While Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is considered primarily a sleep disorder since it interferes with sleep, there are also issues that affect your vascular health. As part of our education mission at the Vein Institute of New Jersey, we have provided an overview of this syndrome, some of the causes, and some of the[…]
Vein-related problems are becoming one of the more common chronic conditions in the United States. And with that, there are many options on how to treat these issues. One non-invasive measure that may be an option for you is using compression therapy.
Claudication is defined as leg pain and cramping in the lower extremities that occurs with walking and/or exercise. The word “claudication” comes from the Latin word “claudicare” meaning to limp.
Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from your body's tissues to your heart. Veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If your valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose or spider veins.
A vascular surgeon is someone who treats disease processes within the arteries and veins, those critical routes of the circulatory system. Vascular surgeons do not treat the heart or brain as those are specialty areas of cardiologists and neurologists.