How do compression socks prevent varicose veins?

Posted on: March 29, 2013

In the legs, varicose veins develop when normal veins are subjected to abnormal venous pressure from venous insufficiency. They are like water balloons being filled by a water faucet. Compression stockings are a temporizing treatment for venous insufficiency and varicose veins. However, compression stockings do not cure varicose veins or venous insufficiency, and they only […]

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What causes vein valves to malfunction?

Posted on: March 22, 2013

Vein valves malfunction due to several reasons. The most common cause is hereditary weak valves. The microscopic make-up of the valves is abnormal in people who have parents with vein problems. These weak valves give way, causing venous insufficiency. Female hormones, especially progesterone, cause the valve tissue to soften and give way. Progesterone also causes […]

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Does the sun cause varicose veins?

Posted on: March 14, 2013

The sun does not cause varicose veins or spider veins. However, vein problems can get worse in the summer due to the heat. It is the heat that causes the veins to become larger. One function of normal veins is to bring blood close to the skin to cool the body. In hot weather, or […]

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How often do varicose veins reoccur?

Posted on: March 7, 2013

Varicose veins do not reoccur if treated correctly. Proper treatment of varicose veins involves two stages. First, the underlying “feeder” vein must be ablated (closed down). The root cause of varicose veins is venous insufficiency of a deeper vein. This source must be identified by ultrasound and closed down with a laser or radiofrequency catheter. […]

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What exactly are varicose veins?

Posted on: March 1, 2013

VA Question of the Week: What exactly are varicose veins? I have blue veins on my legs but I do not know what kind they are. I have had them for a few years and they have gotten darker. They look tangled and hurt sometimes. How do I know what kind of veins they are? […]

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Talk 970/920 Radio Spot

Posted on: February 27, 2013

Today Dr. Prevosti had the opportunity of recording a radio spot on Talk 970/920. The Marketing team, Clara Blackburn and Kisha Turner, had the chance to share this experience with Dr. Prevosit. It was an exciting day for VEINatlanta, our first time visiting the studio! Dan and Sparky at the station were very welcoming and […]

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Happy Valentines Day

Posted on: February 14, 2013

Today VEINatlanta celebrated Valentine’s Day in a special way. Each female patient that visited the office today received a rose from Dr. Prevosti. But we couldn’t forget our handsome male patients. They each received a bag of Hershey Kisses, with a card that read Kisses from the Misses of VEINatlanta! We also received some special […]

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