PAD — short for Peripheral Arterial Disease — occurs when the arteries in your body become clogged with plaque. This tends to occur over time — usually as we age — and is best thought of as the “opposite” of a tree growing in your backyard.
With Spring upon us, you may be taking a look in the mirror and asking if your legs are warm-weather ready when it comes time to shed that winter clothing.
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[…]
Winter may still be on your mind, so you may not be thinking about your veins since the colder weather lets you hide unsightly and visible veins under your clothing. However, now is the perfect time to think about getting those legs sexy and vein-free in time for when the warm weather rolls around.
As with any procedure, our vein doctors at the Vein Institute of NJ will discuss the potential side effects and risks that you must be aware of from any vein treatment. After your treatments to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins, you may be instructed to wear gradient compression stockings to decrease minor[…]
Where do spider veins come from? The simple answer is from genes! There is a known genetic predisposition to developing varicose veins or spider veins. Simply put, if your mother (or father) had spider veins, you stand a good chance of getting them as well!