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What To Expect During Your First Visit to a Vein Clinic

Visiting any doctor for the first time can make you nervous because you don’t know what to expect. Seeing a vein doctor at a vein clinic is no different. Fortunately, the first visit to a vein clinic is almost always simple and easy. Here’s…
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Conditions You May Experience Resulting From Untreated Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. They usually occur on the legs and can be painful. They are a common problem, affecting up to one in three Americans. There is no single cause of varicose veins, and someone who has them usually has…
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Can I Get Rid of Varicose Veins Without Surgery?

Varicose veins are not only a source of embarrassment; they can also cause pain and other distressing symptoms, such as swelling, itching, changes in skin color, and burning in your lower legs. The good news is there are a number of ways you…
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Are Untreated Varicose Veins Life-Threatening?

Varicose veins can form when the valves in the veins that keep blood flowing in the right direction do not work properly. This can cause blood to pool in the veins and make them larger. Before they grow, you may notice more prominent blue or…
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What Is A Phlebologist?

If you are experiencing vein problems, you need a doctor who specializes in vein health, or a phlebologist. A phlebologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders and diseases, or venous diseases.…
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Common Procedures that the Vein Clinic of Kansas City Offers

Missouri Vein Specialists is a premier vein clinic serving the Kansas City metro area. Our team of vein specialists, headed by board-certified vein doctor Dr. Scott Darling, has been providing patients with excellent results since 1999. We are…
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How long does it take to recover from laser vein treatment?

Laser vein treatment is a highly precise way to treat varicose veins, which are the large, blue or purple ropy veins most commonly present on the legs. Laser treatment uses tiny focused light beams that emit heat to damage the abnormal vein,…
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Why Would I Need a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Like any body system, your lymphatic system can malfunction. When your lymphatic system is damaged or blocked due to the accumulation of protein-rich fluid, it causes lymphedema. In this regard, lymphatic drainage massage or manual lymphatic…
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Benefits of Laser Vein Treatments

Thinking varicose veins will resolve on their own or go away is a mistake you don’t want to make. While those pesky veins are mostly a cosmetic issue, they can cause significant pain, and increase in size and numbers. Severe cases of varicose…
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Vein specialist tips for caring for your veins at home

Good circulation entails blood that is pumped by the heart efficiently going to the rest of the body and back. Healthy veins efficiently send deoxygenated blood back to the heart, through contractions and one-way valves that close to prevent…