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How To Know If You Need Varicose Vein Treatment

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Varicose Vein Treatment, Varicose Veins, Vein Health on April 23, 2014

Many millions of people will develop varicose veins during their lifetimes. In point of fact, if a person lives long enough, he or she will develop vein disease. The experiences patients have with vein disease vary widely. People can report everything from severe pain, spontaneous bleeding, and development of blood clots to pain-free simple embarrassment over the way their veins look.

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Do You Have PAD That Is Left Untreated Or Misdiagnosed As Another Health Condition?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, hip pain, leg pain when walking, Leg Swelling, PAD, Peripheral Artery Disease, Vein Disease, Vein Health on April 09, 2014

I recently saw a patient who was sent to me for possible vein disease. The patient was quite frustrated because he had seen four different physicians and one chiropractor over the last 3-4 months with a problem of leg pain, swelling, and hip pain.

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Understanding Types of Leg Ulcers Caused By Varicose Veins And How To Treat Them - Part 2 Of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Ulcers, Medical Advice, Varicose Veins, Venous Ulcers on March 27, 2014

As we discussed in Part 1 of our discussion on leg ulcers, which you can access here, there are two types that are caused by leg ulcers. We’ve already talked about arterial leg and foot ulcers in Part 1 and today, we will discuss venous ulcers.

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Understanding Types Of Leg Ulcers Caused By Varicose Veins And How To Treat Them - Part 1 Of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Las Vegas Vein Doctors, leg sores, lesions, Varicose Veins, Vein Health, venous leg ulcers on March 25, 2014

Many people suffer from leg ulcers caused by varicose veins, yet understand very little about them, particularly how to treat them. In this two part series, we’ll discuss the two type of ulcers, what causes them and what treatment options are available for them.

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Veinwave™ Treatment: Useful for the Elimination of Small Veins

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Facial Veins, Five Star Vein Institute, Micro-Thermocoagulation, Spider Veins, Vein Health, Veinwave Machine on March 20, 2014

If any part of your body shows signs of unsightly thread veins, don’t despair; a new medical intervention, Veinwave™, is now available to provide a safe and effective treatment that yields optimal results. Thread veins or spider veins are simply small blood vessels that have become dilated and usually present no medical concern since they are noted for being harmless.

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Learning About Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Circulatory Illnesses, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Peripheral Artery Disease on February 10, 2014

Like many circulatory illnesses, peripheral artery disease (PAD) can manifest many confusing symptoms and side effects. As with risk factors for other venous disease, the risk factors for PAD are highly variable, and numerous diagnostic methods must be employed to help doctors understand exactly what’s going on in each case.

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Helping you improve your health and appearance has been our sincerest desire at Five Star Vein Institute. Our staff carefully designed a vein treatment plan for you to reduce or eliminate your varicose veins.

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Tackling Vein Issues with Compression Therapy

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Vein Health on January 14, 2014

The blood in your body doesn’t always flow correctly, and numerous vein diseases can result in circulatory pathways that don’t permit the proper return of fluid to the heart. Although vein removal is a valid treatment for more severe cases of varicose veins and similar diseases, compression therapy is often used as a more conservative alternative to help patients get their health problems[...]

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Understanding The Circulation System [Simplified] Or What Happens When Circulation Is Compromised And Treatment Options – Part 3 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Circulation System, Compression Stockings, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Support Hose, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 09, 2014

In Part 2 of our discussion, we discussed the breakdown of the vein valves and how this vein condition, or disease, results in symptoms and signs.  This last part of our series will cover treatment options available when we do recognize we have vein disease and steps to take to prevent it.

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Understanding The Circulation System [Simplified] or What Happens When The Circulation Is Compromised? Part 2 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Clots, Circulation System, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 07, 2014

In Part 1 of our series on circulation, we discussed the mechanisms by which circulation is possible, in spite of the influence of gravity which attempts to prevent return of blood to the heart when we are in an upright posture. Let’s look at how vein disease affects blood circulation.

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