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The Benefits of Sclerotherapy Feb 1st, 2021

Do you want to treat unhealthy veins but without the hassles of surgery? While vein surgery is an option, our team of providers at Vein Institute offers a variety of minimally invasive vein treatments, including sclerotherapy. Below, we highlight the many benefits of sclerotherapy and what you can expect from...

Treatment Options for Your Varicose Veins Jan 6th, 2021

Are you bothered by the unsightly appearance of varicose veins but reluctant to undergo surgery? Surgery is a solution for varicose veins, but it’s not the only one, and it’s certainly not the first option. Our team of providers at Vein Institute offers a variety of treatment options for varicose...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Look Your Best this Holiday Season with Our Cosmetic Facial Offerings Nov 30th, 2020

Even though the holidays may look different this year, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities for photo sessions and video calls with friends and family.  Put your best face forward and treat yourself this holiday season with our cosmetic facial offerings. From injectables to eyelash treatments, our team of providers...

Help for Your Hand Veins Nov 12th, 2020

Many people notice that the veins on their hands become more prominent with age. Medical News Today explains that the natural aging process causes skin to become thin, and lose elasticity — two factors that increase the appearance of hand veins. Bulging, visible hand veins aren’t necessarily a cause for...

Which Treatment Option for Restless Leg Syndrome Is Best for You? Oct 14th, 2020

Willis-Ekbom disease, more commonly known as restless leg syndrome, affects anywhere from 10-15% of Americans, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes. If the aching discomfort of restless leg syndrome keeps you from getting the rest you need at night, the team of providers at Vein Institute...

Is Sclerotherapy for You? Sep 15th, 2020

Are you tired of trying to hide swollen or discolored veins on your legs? You don’t have to put up with spider or varicose veins forever. Vein surgery can remove the damaged veins, but what if you don’t want (or can’t have) surgery?  The team of providers at Vein Institute...

4 Causes of Varicose Veins Aug 17th, 2020

While the bumps and bulges of varicose veins may be a cosmetic concern, they can also cause uncomfortable symptoms. You might notice aches, pains, and a general “heaviness” near the varicose vein. And it’s not just your legs that are affected! Varicose veins can also develop in the scrotum and...

Vein Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 28th, 2020

Although fever, cough, and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms associated with COVID-19, those aren’t the only symptoms. As researchers continue to learn more about the virus, it’s becoming clear that it affects many different systems in the body, including the vascular system. But how does COVID-19 impact...

5 Lifestyle Tips for Managing Hemorrhoids Jun 22nd, 2020

It’s not always easy to talk about hemorrhoids, but the reality is that they’re a very common condition. According to the experts at Mayo Clinic, 1 out of every 20 individuals has dealt with hemorrhoids, and as many as 50% of adults over the age of 50 have at least...

ADHD and Restless Leg Syndrome May 26th, 2020

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can cause you to feel anxious and uncomfortable, and even prevent you from getting sleep. While there is no known cause of RLS, recent studies have found connections between this condition and attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, or ADHD.  Vein Institute has locations in Fairfield, Newtown, Avon, and...

Hand Veins and Aging Apr 23rd, 2020

Visible hand veins are a common, natural part of aging. However, that doesn't mean you have to make peace with them. We show off our hands every day, and it's easy to feel embarrassed if you have bulging or unsightly veins. If you're unhappy with how your hands look, you...

5 Things that Put You at Greater Risk of Developing Varicose Veins Mar 16th, 2020

Varicose veins are more than just unsightly, they can be painful and problematic as well. They can cause throbbing, itching, and clotting, among other things, though they’re rarely life-threatening. While there's no certain way to prevent varicose veins from developing, there are ways to lower your chances.    The Vein...

Hemorrhoids: They're More Common than You Think Jan 31st, 2020

Hemorrhoids are more common than you think, and nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, 1 in 20 Americans struggle with hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, and 50% of people over the age of 50 have them. Looking past the stigma and bringing up hemorrhoids with your doctor...

Is Restless Leg Syndrome Keeping You up at Night? We Can Help! Jan 8th, 2020

Are your legs keeping you up at night? You lie down and try to sleep, but your legs seem to have a life of their own. Sometimes it’s a pins-and-needles feeling, and sometimes your legs itch. In addition, your brain seems to signal your legs that it’s always time to...

You Don’t Have to Live With Unsightly Hand and Leg Veins Dec 26th, 2019

Bulging veins on your hands or ropey, blue and purple varicose veins on your legs are unattractive and can make you look older than you are. Fortunately, here at the Vein Institute, in Fairfield and Newtown, Connecticut, we offer expert vein treatments, so you don’t have to live with unsightly...

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Varicose Veins Nov 20th, 2019

1) By age 60, 70% of all women and 40% of men in America will suffer from bulging, painful legs, which can be symptoms of varicose veins and more specifically, vein disease. 2) Other symptoms include restless leg syndrome, leg or ankle swelling, cramping, burning skin, or bleeding ulcers on...

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Liposclerosis: One more reason to treat varicose veins Nov 20th, 2019

Unfortunately, varicose veins are sometimes not the worst problems you can experience with your legs. A disease called inflammatory liposclerosis can affect people who have varicose veins, causing discoloration of the lower leg, hardening of the skin and pain. The cause of liposclerosis is unknown, but doctors have noted that...

Myth No. 6: Running causes varicose veins Nov 20th, 2019

When you think about what running does to your legs – constant pounding; continuous motion up to and sometimes through exhaustion; exposure to heat, cold and precipitation – you might conclude that the activity might be a cause of varicose veins. But scientists and doctors seem to agree that running is...

Conservative treatments for varicose veins Nov 20th, 2019

If you are like most people, you don’t think too much about the calf muscle in your lower leg. In addition to connecting the ankle bone to the knee bone, the calf muscle assists the pumping of blood from your feet up to your heart and lungs. Consisting of seven...

What Are Varicose Veins? Nov 19th, 2019

“These swollen, enlarged, rope-like veins can be seen under the skin and can appear anywhere on your body. However, they mainly affect your legs, feet or thighs.” – source.  Let’s take a closer look at just what exactly varicose veins are. What Are Varicose Veins? Many people are always asking what...