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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, PAD, Peripheral Artery Disease, Varicose Veins, Vein Health 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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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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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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Spider Veins - What Do You Know?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Spider Veins, Telangiectasia, Varicose Veins, Vein Health on July 02, 2013

Most people with spider veins often don’t notice them until they discover that they have a whole crop of them. These squiggly looking veins can appear all over the body, but most commonly they are seen in the ankles, feet, legs, thighs, and face.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vein Health - Part 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Compression Hose, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Support Stockings, Varicose Veins, Vein Health on June 20, 2013

This is a continuation in our series of often asked questions regarding treatment of veins.

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Why Do My Legs Ache, Swell, and Look Ugly?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Spider Veins, Telangiectasia, Varicose Veins, Vein Health on June 06, 2013

Varicose veins and other vein conditions don’t always manifest the same symptoms. For example, you and a friend may both suffer from seemingly similar spider veins. Nonetheless, your friend may not experience the same pain that you feel on a regular basis.

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Las Vegas Varicose Vein Care Specialist Five Star Vein Institute Offers the Veinwave

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in blue veins, Face Veins, Five Star Vein Institute, leg veins, red veins, small spider veins, Varicose Veins, Vein Health, Veinwave on June 04, 2013

Five Star Vein Institute recently announced that the practice now offers the Veinwave treatment.

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Ugly Veins are a Sign of Venous Disease - Part 2 of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Ugly Veins, Varicose Veins, Vein Health, Venous Diseases on March 07, 2013

In Part 1, we discussed ‘UGLY VEINS’ and the fact that they indicated Venous Disease with its associated venous hypertension. We learned that there are many risk factors associated with this problem, including inheritance, age, female gender, and long hours upright.

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Ugly Veins are a Sign of Venous Disease - Part 1 of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Ugly Veins, Varicose Veins, Vein Health, Venous Diseases on March 05, 2013

Ugly veins indicate the presence of Venous Disease. If someone you know has such veins they need not feel lonely, for there are more than 80 million Americans who have this problem.

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