As Vascular Surgeons, we are frequently asked about the risk of air travel and the development of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots. Despite the abundance of warnings in airline brochures and “common knowledge” in the lay press, the scientific evidence is less overwhelming!
One of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Vein Institute of New Jersey is: “Does exercise have any effect on varicose veins and/or spider veins?” We always tell our patients that the benefits of exercise will outweigh the negatives. Exercise improves arterial circulation and cardiac function, which[…]
The holiday travel season is upon us and one of the more stressful aspects of the holidays can be travel. In particular, airline travel can negatively affect your vein health. So, now is a good time to review some of the issues that may occur when you travel now or anytime of the year and how to protect your[…]