Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
Veins that are cosmetically unappealing or cause pain or other symptoms are prime candidates for treatment. There are two general treatment options: conservative measures, such as compression stockings or herbal remedies, and corrective measures such as sclerotherapy, surgery and light source/laser treatment. In some cases, a combination of treatment methods works best. A number of factors go into determining the right treatment for you, including your desired outcomes and the severity of your condition. It’s important to discuss your treatment options with a vein care specialist.
Lymphatic Disorders Education
Lymphedema is a condition in which an excessive amount of lymph (liquid with some solid parts) collects in one place in the body, causing edema (swelling) and later if not properly treated, skin problems. Lymphedema occurs most frequently in the arms and legs. Lymphedema is most often a chronic condition and rarely cured, but it can generally be controlled by carefully following a treatment program.
Lipedema is an infrequently recognized and often neglected disorder that almost always affects women. It poses a diagnostic challenge as one of the common disorders that is easily confused with lymphedema. Lipedema is the disproportional accumulation of fat most commonly in the legs. The feet are usually sparred. The disease manifests typically after puberty. Women are affected almost exclusively. Men can develop it but usually as a result of a hormone disturbance.