Supporting Vein Health During COVID-19
Supporting vein health during COVID-19

Supporting Vein Health During COVID-19

2 months ago

As we all hunker down at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, many are finding it challenging to establish and maintain normal routines. Certainly, the health of your veins may be the last thing on your mind unless you’re experiencing symptoms of venous disease like swelling, pain and fatigue in the legs. With news like “Blood clots are another dangerous COVID-19 mystery” we are all still learning about this virus, and how we can prevent it. But supporting vein health during COVID-19 can be done with simple steps – read on! That is to say, by necessity, many are living a more sedentary lifestyle that can exacerbate these symptoms, and may contribute to the formation of venous disease. So, it may not seem like a priority, but this is actually an important time to take simple steps that can help maintain vein integrity and relieve symptoms. After all, things are difficult

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Artemis Is Reopening and Putting Patient Safety First

2 months ago

Artemis Colorado – Vein and Cosmetic Center is happy to announce that we will (tentatively) re-open and begin seeing patients again on May 11th! In order to protect the health of our patients and our staff, we are implementing special precautions based on the guidance of the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment). Here’s what to expect: Telehealth Consultations Available Even before Covid-19, we always welcomed patients to call us to discuss symptoms like pain, swelling, aching and tenderness in the legs. Now getting in touch by phone is even more important, and a starting point for treatment. We want to assess whether coming by for an in-person appointment would benefit you, or if a virtual consultation would be the best next step. To set up a FREE telehealth appointment, call us at 303-955-8314 or email us. Minimal Interaction & 6 Feet Apart We will ask patients who

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What Causes Varicose Veins?

4 months ago

Many patients who come to Artemis seeking treatment for varicose veins assume that they are to blame for their condition. If only they’d eaten a little differently, they think, or moved around a bit more, maybe they wouldn’t be suffering. While it is true that lifestyle can have some impact on whether certain people develop varicose veins, the reality is that there are many different causes. Most of these causes are not the fault of the patient! Simply being misinformed about this is one thing. As a result, it may prevent someone from seeking treatment because they are embarrassed. Unfortunately, varicose veins are not only an aesthetic issue, but are often accompanied by symptoms in the legs like pain, swelling, aching and fatigue. We hope that this discussion of the causes of varicose veins will help people understand that there is nothing to be ashamed of and encourage them to

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Take The First Step Toward Healthy Veins

Take The First Step Toward Healthy Veins

6 months ago

Now that the holiday season is winding down, it’s time again to reflect on the past year and look forward as we begin 2020. Of course, a common question among friends and family is “Are you making any resolutions this year?” Many people plan to “get healthy,” which includes losing weight, exercising, and eating better. These are admirable goals, but people have varying success depending on their willpower and goal-setting abilities. However, there is an area of wellness less frequently considered, but which is relatively easy to do something about: vein health. According to the Cleveland Clinic, around 40% of Americans have venous disease, the causes of which include family history, injury, pregnancy, and occupations that require long periods of sitting or standing. Symptoms typically appear in the legs and can include pain, swelling, fatigue, aching, discoloration, ulceration (in more advanced cases), and the familiar varicose or spider veins. Sometimes

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Nutritional Support for Veins During the Holidays

8 months ago

Ah, the long-awaited holiday season is now upon us. One of the things that we look forward to most is sharing special food with family and friends. Whether it’s perfectly spiced cranberry sauce on slices of Thanksgiving turkey, or crunching on a reindeer cookie that the kids helped make, we come together around the treats and meals that are at the center of our holiday traditions. Don’t forget about nutritional support for veins! Of course, it can be all too easy to overindulge, and this can bring on a host of consequences. Perhaps the most familiar is weight gain, but there are more subtle problems that we may not associate with what we’re putting on our plates. For those who suffer from venous disease, nutritional imbalances can exacerbate symptoms like swelling, fatigue, inflammation and pain. But don’t worry – we’re not recommending that you swear off all holiday goodies. Instead,

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Give Spider Veins the Brush Off

9 months ago

People have a lot of strong feelings around spiders. Some can’t stand them and want them out of the house no matter what, while others leave them alone so that they catch more annoying insects. As Halloween approaches, we’re sure to see “spooky” spiders adorning our friends’ houses and yard. Regardless of our stance on actual spiders, we should all be able to agree that spider veins aren’t useful and should be eliminated. Many aren’t aware that they may be a sign of venous disease. Fortunately, spider veins can be wiped out with a minimally-invasive treatment called sclerotherapy.  What Causes Spider Veins? Healthy veins bring deoxygenated blood back to the heart. Venous disease, a medical condition that affects nearly 40% of US adults, causes valves within leg veins to close improperly. Veins fight against gravity to move the blood from your feet back up to your heart. As the blood

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Met Your Deductible?

10 months ago

Start Vein Treatment Now Have you ever taken your car in for an oil change or minor repair and then learned there was a major problem needing to be addressed? The mechanic may even have explained that you could have avoided the larger issue (and a hefty bill!) if you’d brought the vehicle in sooner. As problematic as this is with a car, it can be even more serious when something similar happens with your body, especially when it comes to vein health. People often ignore symptoms that seem minor: persistent aches, twinges of pain, a few spider veins here and there, or just frequent leg fatigue. However, these symptoms could be early warning signs of potentially serious complications to come if nothing is done to stop the progression of venous disease. Ideal time At Artemis, we tell patients that “any time” is a good time to start vein treatment,

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Travel Smart for Vein Health

1 year ago

Summer is here, and many are looking forward to a long-awaited vacation. There’s a lot to think about when preparing to travel, and vein health probably isn’t a priority. However, taking some easy steps to support your health can help insure that you feel good enough to have all the fun you’ve been planning on. We’ve compiled some smart travel tips that will help keep you on your feet and on the go. Hydrate Drinking enough water is essential for staying healthy, but this is especially important when we’re more active or the weather is hot. Hydration is important for vein health because it helps maintain the blood’s fluidity, facilitating circulation and reducing swelling. On planes, opt for water when the flight attendants are taking beverage orders. You can also carry a reusable bottle filled with water so that hydration is always near at hand. Travel Smart: Clothing As a

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Venous Disease 101

1 year ago

In 1735, Benjamin Franklin wrote the famous line “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While the little-known context for this quote is actually a letter outlining recommendations for fire safety, today we tend to reference it in matters of health. Knowing about the development and signs of common diseases may enable you avoid them or to recognize symptoms and begin treatment sooner when they do arise. Such is the case with venous disease, which afflicts around 40% of the US adult population. This article provides a brief refresher about how the venous system works and its common afflictions. The venous system is the network of veins that return blood to the heart. Throughout much of the body, especially the legs, veins fight gravity to move blood vertically. The mechanisms within veins that facilitate the upward movement of blood are special one-way valves that, when closed, look

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Shape Up Your Veins for Summer Fun

1 year ago

Coloradans love our winters, but around March many people are looking forward to summer. While you’re planning vacations and visits with family, it’s also a great time to address any nagging health issues that might take away from your enjoyment of the warm weather. Many people suffer from painful, aching and tender legs that make them reluctant to participate in activities. If you’ve been experiencing these symptoms, or if you’ve noticed raised veins in your legs, know that non- or minimally invasive treatments are available that can relieve your discomfort. The key is to start treatment now so that you’re back on your feet in time for fun in the sun. First: Talk to a Specialist A licensed phlebologist has the expertise and proper equipment to detect and diagnose venous issues. The presence of varicose veins means that valves in the veins are malfunctioning and allowing blood to flow back

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