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Start Looking Forward to Summer Now!

3 weeks ago

Start Looking Forward to Summer Now!   One of the benefits of living in Colorado is that there are so many reasons to enjoy winter. From skiing and boarding to snowshoeing across beautiful snowy landscapes, there’s something truly special about this season. Eventually, though, people start dreaming of warm summer days and the chance to exchange bulky winter clothing for shorts and swimsuits. If in past years you have missed out on summer fun with friends and family due to painful legs, or because you’ve been self-conscious about exposing your spider or varicose veins, then now is the perfect time to do something about it. This is important not just for your appearance, but for your long-term health. If the thought of showing your legs makes you feel uncomfortable, you’re not alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic, venous disease affects nearly 40 percent of the adult population in the United

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Plan to Have Healthier Veins in 2018

1 month ago

Plan to Have Healthier Veins in 2018 After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we have a chance to think about doing things differently in the new year. We’re used to hearing about how tough it can be to stick to New Year’s resolutions, but according to research by Dr. John Norcross, a psychology professor at the University of Scranton, around 46% of people who have made resolutions are still on track after six months. The key to success is having achievable goals and making a plan. Some of the top resolutions are to lose weight, eat better, and exercise more. These are all worthy goals, but often there are underlying issues preventing us from following through. Are you experiencing chronic discomfort anywhere in your body? What about in your legs? If you are experiencing swelling, pain, or fatigue in your legs, you may not feel much like exercising.

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Compression Stocking Q & A with Lisa Alexander

3 months ago

At Artemis we take pride in our minimally-invasive approach to treating venous disease. Prior to receiving any vein treatment, each patient is asked to wear compression stockings for three months. Many people have an antiquated notion of what compression stockings are, and they may not understand the role they play in vein treatment. That’s why we’ve asked Lisa Alexander, our certified medical assistant, to answer common questions about compression stockings.   What is the most important function of compression stockings? Compression stockings help alleviate symptoms of venous disease such as fatigue, swelling, and pain. The stockings improve circulation by adding additional support to the veins and making it easier for them to return blood to the heart. This prevents blood pooling in the legs and weakening the veins over time.   Can compression stockings help prevent venous disease? If a person is already in the early stages of venous disease,

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A Brief History of Vein Therapy

4 months ago

A Brief History of Vein Therapy   Have you been considering treatment for your varicose or spider veins, but feel nervous about the procedure? It may ease your mind to know that varicose vein treatment is one of the most common elective procedures today. Over a million people each year undergo vein treatment to get relief from tired, achy or swollen legs. Venous disease has been studied for millennia – it is not a modern development. Below we briefly explore the fascinating history of venous disease treatment, concluding with a look at the state-of-the-art technology utilized by Artemis Colorado – Vein & Cosmetic Center. It is important to understand how far vein treatment has advanced so that one doesn’t avoid it out of fear or misinformation. Varicose veins have difficulty returning blood to the heart because they have lost some of their structural integrity. Over time, these veins begin to

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Get Moving for Healthy Veins

5 months ago

When the weather starts turning colder, we usually start spending more time indoors. If this is true for you, make sure to maintain your fitness regimen. Becoming sedentary for months at a time can really take a toll on your veins. While it might make sense to take your regular exercise routine inside, don’t forget to take advantage of opportunities to fit in a little more movement despite the chill in the air. The American Heart Association recommends that people walk 10,000 steps per day. That seems like a lot, but those steps don’t have to be taken all at once. Sneak in extra steps throughout your day by parking farther away from stores, take the stairs instead of the elevator, go on short walks during breaks or during your lunch hour, or walk an extra lap around the grocery store after you finish getting your items. More opportunities will

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Treat Symptoms for Optimal Health

6 months ago

Treat Symptoms for Optimal Health Symptoms warn us that something in the body needs attention. Artemis Colorado shares the following stories to encourage you to listen to your symptoms and seek treatment early. After having her second child, Joan suffered from varicose veins in her legs that caused aching and swelling. She also noticed the formation of tiny blue and red “spider veins” that she considered unattractive. Because she thought the procedures to treat these issues would be painful, costly, and require a lengthy recovery, she avoided treatment. Coincidentally, Joan’s sister had her own veins treated and recommended the procedure to Joan, who finally called Artemis. After her vein treatment, Joan was back to chasing her kids around in no time. She is very happy with the look of her legs, as well as the dramatic improvement in her symptoms. Her insurance covered the cost of the procedures. Robert is

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Welcome Lisa Alexander!

7 months ago

We are excited to announce an addition to our team! Meet Certified Medical Assistant Lisa Alexander, our newest addition to the Artemis Colorado – Vein & Cosmetic Center team. Her friendly voice will greet you when you call us at 303-955-8314. Read more about her on our team page.

Your Veins Deserve a Vacation!

7 months ago

Summer is officially here, which means that it’s time to enjoy that vacation you’ve been planning. Vacation is an opportunity to see new places, visit friends and family, and have lots of fun! Of course, there is also a lot to think about when preparing to take a trip. If you are worrying that you won’t be able to enjoy sightseeing excursions or other activities because of achy, painful legs, then consider following some of these tips to help keep you on your feet while traveling. Long periods of sitting or standing contribute to leg fatigue, swelling, and pain. This means that it’s best to avoid sitting for too long, but doing so can be challenging when traveling by plane or on long car rides. Before traveling, drink plenty of water. Adequate hydration prevents the blood from thickening, which can help keep your blood circulating freely. Wearing loose-fitting clothing while

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The ‘Good Work’ of Vein Treatment

8 months ago

The ‘Good Work’ of Vein Treatment “This has been life changing.” These are the words of a patient named Peggy who was treated recently by our vein specialists at Artemis, and it is exactly words like these that reinforce our commitment to treating venous disease. Peggy suffered from varicosities and venous disease for 25 years. The symptoms, including pain, aching and swelling, had progressed slowly, finally reaching a point where she could not maintain her normal activity level. Her quality of life diminished, but because she had become accustomed to feeling poorly, she didn’t realize what a difference it would eventually make in her life to have her venous disease treated. Now that her treatment is complete, her legs have never felt better and she is back on her feet doing all the things she enjoys. Artemis is proud to share other stories from patients who have benefitted from the

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Q & A with Dr. David Pinsinski, Vein Specialist

9 months ago

When we’re busy, it can be easy to neglect our health. We assume minor discomforts will go away, and put off making a doctor’s appointment because we think that our symptoms are nothing to worry about. Sometimes, though, there is a medical issue that can lead to bigger complications. If you have noticed varicose or spider veins in your legs, or your legs are swollen, tired and achy, make an appointment with a vein specialist because these are all symptoms related to venous disease. In this Q & A, Dr. David Pinsinski of Artemis Colorado – Vein & Cosmetic Center, answers common questions about the symptoms and treatment of venous disease. What is venous disease? Venous disease is the progressive loss of function in the vein system in your lower legs. Veins fight against gravity to move the blood from your feet back up to your heart. As the blood

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