1. Don’t blame pain on getting older

    As we age, there is a natural tendency to blame aches, pain and fatigue on “getting older.” We don’t like going to the doctor anyway, and—like our grandparents—we earned our symptoms. Our arthritis, weak joints, tiredness, inability to sleep, etc. can seem like badges of honor. Well, not necessarily. If your pain is directly over your knee, for example, it could very well be arthritis. H…Read More

  2. FAQ About Restless Leg Syndrome

    Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) affects approximately one in ten adults in the United States. It's becoming more common, too, with higher numbers of both children and adults being diagnosed with the syndrome every year. But what is it? What causes it? And what is the cure? Our vein clinic in Mentor has answers that can help you find relief for your symptoms. What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Restless Le…Read More

  3. Will insurance cover my treatment?

    With all of the changes going on in the insurance industry, it’s understandable when people are nervous. One of the most common questions we receive from our new patients is, “Will insurance cover my procedure?” The short answer is “yes,” virtually all insurance companies cover varicose vein treatments because they understand that the condition can be serious, dramatically reducing one…Read More

  4. All About Venous Leg Ulcers

    Venous leg ulcers are a common issue for older people, and if you have them, you may be concerned or distressed. At Center for Advanced Vein Care, we can understand how the development of venous leg ulcers may cause you to panic, but rest assured that with prompt and efficient vein treatment, you can get back to living your normal life as quickly as possible. In this blog, we will go over informa…Read More

  5. Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins can happen to anyone, but they are especially common in pregnant women. These raised, swollen blood vessels bulge near the surface of the skin and most commonly occur in your legs, but may also appear elsewhere on your lower body, even on your rectum and vulva. For many pregnant women, these unsightly veins are uncomfortable or make them feel self-conscious, but you don’t have to…Read More

  6. Your first visit to the vein doctor

    Most people who suffer from symptoms of varicose veins wonder exactly what will happen during their first appointment with our office. Here’s what you can expect: When you visit us for the first time, you will quickly discover you are treated like a person, not a number. You’ll likely meet with Nicole, who will take photos and measurements of your legs. This will help us properly fit you with …Read More

  7. Do I Have Venous Insufficiency?

    At Center for Advanced Vein Care, we offer care for a variety of vein conditions. One such condition is venous insufficiency. You may not be familiar with this health condition; if not, read on the learn everything you need to know to determine whether or not you should come into our vein clinic in Mentor, OH for evaluation. What Is Venous Insufficiency? Venous insufficiency is a condition in whic…Read More

  8. All About Sclerotherapy

    At the Center for Advanced Vein Care, one of the procedures we offer is ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. This minimally invasive treatment is used to treat varicose and spider veins, and can be done in our vein clinic with very little downtime. This effective treatment has been used for decades to fade the appearance of these pesky and often uncomfortable veins. However, many people are not aware…Read More

  9. 10 Varicose Veins Myths

    Varicose veins are raised, large, swollen blood vessels that twist and can be seen through the skin. Varicose veins are a common condition, with three million new cases every year in the United States and around 25 percent of adults affected. Despite their commonality, many people are unfamiliar with how problematic they can be, what causes them, and who gets them. In this blog, we will go over s…Read More

  10. The Essential Guide to Compression Therapy

    When you have a vein condition, compression therapy is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Compression therapy is the use of compression socks or stockings to support veins and promote blood flow to your legs. Your doctor may prescribe compression therapy if you recently have undergone vein surgery or if you have varicose or spider veins. While you might associate compression stockings …Read More