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What You Need to Know About Obesity and Vein Disease

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

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Clot, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Thrombosis, Treatment for Veins, Vein Disease, Vein Health 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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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 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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Finding the Correct Specialist to Treat Your Veins

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Varicose Veins Treatment, Vein Disease on May 28, 2013

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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 3 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes Vein Problems, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Hardening of the Arteries, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 24, 2013

In Part 2 of our series on Atherosclerosis, we discussed how plaque and subsequent blockage actually forms in our arteries. Some of this process is unavoidable and is present in essentially all adult Americans. One goal of today's discussion is to consider why diabetic individuals have more severe hardening of the arteries. The second goal is to discuss how all people, both diabetics and[...]

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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 2 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein, Five Star Vein Institute, Hardening of the Arteries, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 22, 2013

In Part 1 of our series on atherosclerosis, we defined atherosclerosis and how it acts to become the world’s greatest health hazard. We talked about plaque build up and make up.

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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 1 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Hardening of the Arteries, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 17, 2013

Atherosclerosis, aka arteriosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries”, causes more health problems and death than any other disease entity in our modern world. The odds are that anyone reading this article will be afflicted by the ravages of this problem; they may even die because of it.

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The Vein You Don't See - Part 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Five Star Vein, Five Star Vein Institute, Vein Disease, Vein Health, Venous Ultrasound on November 08, 2012

In The Vein You Don't See - Part 2, we began to discuss the importance of the vein you don’t see. Many patients have leg symptoms and the causes of these symptoms are quite varied. Included in the possible causes of these symptoms is vein disease.

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