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Can You Exercise After A Vein Procedure
Can You Exercise After A Vein Procedure
One of the most frequently asked questions by my patients is if they can exercise after their vein procedure. The truth is, we don’t know…
Will Insurance Cover Vein Treatment
Will Insurance Cover Vein Treatment
Health insurance is complicated and when it comes to vein treatment it can be even more complicated. Different insurance policies have different rules on what…
Diet and Varicose Veins
Diet and Varicose Veins
Does diet and health affect varicose veins? There are many different factors that can cause varicose veins such as heredity, pregnancy, gender, age, injury, trauma…
Cosmetic Med Spa or a Physician
Cosmetic Med Spa or a Physician
Sometimes patients ask me if a cosmetic med spa is a good place to go to treat their spider veins and varicose veins. Is a…
Exercise and Varicose Veins
Exercise and Varicose Veins
Is exercise for varicose veins a good idea? This is an interesting question as some think that exercise can cause varicose veins and some think…
Does Obesity and Weight Affect Varicose Veins?
Does Obesity and Weight Affect Varicose Veins?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finds that 1 in every 3 Americans is obese or overweight. Obesity contributes to major diseases including diabetes, heart…
Endovenous Laser Therapy vs Radiofrequency Ablation (EVLT or EVLA vs RFA)
Endovenous Laser Therapy vs Radiofrequency Ablation (EVLT or EVLA vs RFA)
Patients often ask me which of the two vein ablation procedures are better: radiofrequency ablation (RFA) vs. endovenous laser ablation or endovenous laser therapy (EVLA…
Pregnancy and Vein Treatment
Pregnancy and Vein Treatment
I often get questions from pregnant patients asking about the best approach for treating varicose veins and spider veins. Varicose veins often get worse during pregnancy…
Sclerotherapy Solutions Compared
Sclerotherapy Solutions Compared
Many patients come to my office after already having researched sclerotherapy on the internet. There is a lot of mention about different solutions for sclerotherapy.…
Alternative Medicinal Therapies for Varicose Veins
Alternative Medicinal Therapies for Varicose Veins
If you have checked out the San Francisco Vein Center’s website, you may already know the full range of surgical treatments for vein disease.  You…