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    CEAP Vein Classification – How does it Help Doctors & Patients?

CEAP Vein Classification – How does it Help Doctors & Patients?

What is CEAP?

CEAP vein classification system was developed in order to standardize the reporting and treatment of chronic vein disorders. CEAP allows physicians to now have a uniform diagnosis of vein disorders. Use of such a classification system improves the accuracy of the diagnosis and improves communication between specialists. The elements of the CEAP classification are:

  • Clinical – what the patient’s vein looks like; severity of [...]

How are Spider and Varicose Veins Evaluated?

I realize that the sight of spider and varicose veins can be alarming to some and that patients can be hesitant to have them evaluated. In order to help alleviate any anxiety, my practice offers an initial free spider and varicose veins consult. An evaluation of spider and varicose veins includes a meeting [...]

When is Varicose Vein Treatment Advisable/Not Advisable?

Varicose vein treatments are advisable if the condition is causing discomfort or if you just don’t like the way your legs appear. If advanced disease is present in the form of severe edema and skin ulcerations, then treatment is essential. Treatment is not advisable if severe peripheral vascular arterial disease is present in the affected [...]

Can Varicose Veins Recur Once Removed?

Even with careful treatment and adherence to the treatment regimen at home, you may experience varicose veins recurrence. If there is recurrence it is usually the development of a new varicosity in a previously normal or minimally diseased vein. The majority of veins that are treated with VENEFIT, or sclerotherapy, remain closed. With [...]

What Happens if Varicose Veins are Left Untreated?

If varicose veins are left untreated they may go on to cause increasing degrees of pressure on the skin in their vicinity. This can lead to swelling, skin irritation, skin infection (cellulitis), blister formation and, in the worst case, breakdown of the skin, with development of ulcers. Treatment may be as simple as wearing compression stockings on a regular basis. Dr. Klein encourages you to […]
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    What Can Be Done During Pregnancy To Help Prevent Varicose Veins?

What Can Be Done During Pregnancy To Help Prevent Varicose Veins?

While varicose veins are inherited, varicose veins during pregnancy are very common. The weight of the baby and the enlarged uterus exerted on the large vein returning blood to the heart from the legs (Inferior Vena Cava) may cause the blood to pool in the legs. This can cause the veins in the legs to bulge and to create the appearance of spider veins. [...]

Cutting Edge: Removing Varicose Veins

Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America covers a new procedure that can remove the dreadful varicose veins in 15 minutes.

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and sometimes painful veins that have filled with an abnormal collection of blood. Symptoms include fullness, heaviness, aching, and sometimes pain in the legs.

Watch the video [...]