Five Star Vien Blog

What Causes Vein Pain?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Flow Issues, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Vein Clots, Vein Health, Vein Pain on September 24, 2015

Vein pain is one of those subjects that is at once both simple yet complex. It is simple in that in most cases it is the result of high pressure in the veins, caused by a breakdown in the one-way valves that we all have in the veins in our lower extremities. It is these valves that allow the blood to return to the heart against the force of gravity.

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Why Do Patients Develop Peripheral Artery Disease?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Peripheral Artery Disease, Vein Health, PAD, Varicose Veins on September 17, 2015

Peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD or peripheral vascular disease, occurs when large arteries outside the brain, heart muscle and aorta develop partial obstructions or complete blockages. These conditions can occur following exposure to a number of health risks, so accurate diagnosis is essential to a complete recovery.

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Atherosclerosis: How to Avoid it!

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Medical Advice on September 09, 2015

Last week we discussed how atherosclerosis results in organ damage or death. This is something we all want to avoid. Unfortunately, the medical profession is guilty of putting forth inaccurate information regarding our diet. One evidence that this has been done is the fact that heart disease, secondary to atherosclerosis, is still the number one killer in the US, just as it was when I was[...]

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Atherosclerosis: How to Avoid it!

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Medical Advice on September 09, 2015

Last week we discussed how atherosclerosis results in organ damage or death. This is something we all want to avoid. Unfortunately, the medical profession is guilty of putting forth inaccurate information regarding our diet. One evidence that this has been done is the fact that heart disease, secondary to atherosclerosis, is still the number one killer in the US, just as it was when I was[...]

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Atherosclerosis: Learning More About The Silent Killer

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Atherosclerosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Plaque, Vein Health, Hardened Arteries on September 02, 2015

This disease damages the heart to the point that it cannot function effectively as a pump, which leads to the death of the patient.Atherosclerosis is a medical term used to describe the accumulation of plaque along the inner walls of an artery. The plaque, which consists of fat, cholesterol and calcium, is deposited over time, eventually blocking the artery.

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Top 7 Co-Morbid Factors Of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Medical Advice, Co Morbid Factors of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, CVI, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, DVT, Five Star Vein Institute, Pulmonary Hypertension, Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, What is CVI on December 10, 2014

Most disease states do not stand alone. What this statement means is that there are usually other illnesses, or symptoms or signs of other illnesses that are present when one considers a given health problem. For example, people with congestive heart failure may have chronic fatigue, difficulty with breathing, or kidney dysfunction. These entities could be called co-morbid factors of[...]

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What You Need to Know About Obesity and Vein Disease

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in ASCAD, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Fat Behind the Knees, Five Star Vein Institute, Low Carb Diets, Obesity and Vein Disease, Vein Disease, Vein Health, Abdominal Fat, Arteriosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease, Popliteal Vein Compression on December 02, 2014

Once thought not to be a risk factor for the development of vein disease unless it was extreme, being overweight has now clearly been shown to be associated with venous problems. In fact, studies now show that the more a person is overweight, the more likely it is that this person will develop vein disease and have an increasing severity of their vein disease when compared with normal weight[...]

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Understanding the Dangers of Deep Vein Thrombosis – Part 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Deep Vein Thrombosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, DVT, Five Star Vein Institute, Treatment Options for DVT, Vein Health on August 14, 2014

In Part 1 of our discussion around deep vein thrombosis, DVT, I outlined the clotting system and listed some factors that cause these serious clots. In this article, I’ll go over side effects of DVT and available treatment options.

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Board Certified Specialists Provide Better Advanced Vein Care  

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Board Certified Vein Specialist, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, DVT, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Vein Disease Care, Vein Health, Blood Clots, Leg Swelling, Spider Veins, Telangiectasia on August 07, 2014

Your risk factor for vein diseases goes steadily up through your lifetime. That is because the adverse influence of gravity on the integrity and function of the thin, delicate valves in your veins is cumulative. All of the problems caused by vein disease become more common as patients grow older.

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Understanding Common Vein Diseases

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Clot, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Treatment for Veins, Vein Disease, Vein Health, Thrombosis on August 04, 2014

When patients contract vein diseases, the negative side effects on their circulatory systems vary greatly. Although some conditions are localized, the fact that these vital pathways can no longer perform their functions properly means that most vein diseases are best treated by experts.

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