Ask a Chicago Vein Expert: Do Spider Vein Treatments Work For Veins In The Arms?

Although we talk about them together much of the time, varicose veins and spider veins have some differences. Whereas varicose veins present as large and ropelike mostly on the legs and ankles, spider veins tend to be smaller veins and capillaries close to the skin surface. These cosmetic blemishes … [Read more...]

A Chicago Vein Expert on Protecting Yourself by Knowing the Symptoms of DVT

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs that is caused by poor circulation. People who develop DVT and do not go to a Chicago vein expert for treatment are at risk of developing a serious complication called pulmonary embolism. This condition results … [Read more...]

Next Steps Once You’re Finally Ready To Get Varicose Vein Treatment In Chicago

Whether your varicose veins are painful, bothersome, or just plain unattractive, there will likely come a time when you’re finally ready to do something about them. Living with varicose veins may seem alright at first, but your condition may become more severe over time. That’s why we recommend … [Read more...]

Chicago Vein Expert: Will My Varicose Veins Go Away if I Lose Weight?

Congratulations on losing weight (or deciding to lose weight) and taking a giant leap forward in your health and wellness goals. There are many physical changes that happen in your body when you lose weight besides just the weight reduction, says Dr. Ramon Castro, a noted Chicago vein expert.  You … [Read more...]

Five Facts from a Chicago Vein Specialist That Will Keep You Up At Night

You have seen the splotchy spider veins and bluish varicose veins on your legs when you look in the mirror, but you probably don’t think much about them. Sure, they’re ugly, but there’s no need to concern yourself with some little cosmetic problem, right? Although problem veins are certainly … [Read more...]

The Men’s Guide to Treating Swollen Legs & Ankles, By a Chicago Vein Expert

Anybody can develop swollen legs and ankles, but men have specific needs when dealing with this issue. Although men and women can both benefit from many of the same methods to reduce swelling in the lower body, there are a few distinctions in the way men should go about prevention and treatment. In … [Read more...]