10 Things A Chicago Vein Specialist Wants You To Know About Veins

You probably remember from grade school biology classes that veins are the part of the circulatory system that carry blood back toward the heart. They work with other blood vessels such as arteries and capillaries to circulate oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body. But there are other … [Read more...]

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...]

What Your Chicago Vascular Doctor Wants You to Know About Swollen Legs & Ankles

Swelling in your legs and ankles can be the result of many different things—some benign and some harmful—so it’s important to find out what’s causing it. If you have swollen legs and ankles you should tell a Chicago vascular doctor. Dr. Ramon Castro and his medical team at Chicago Vein Care Center … [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...]

Ask A Chicago Vein Specialist: What Is The Ankle Brachial Index And How Does It Detect Vein Disease?

If you’re curious about what to expect when you come in for your venous evaluation, you are not alone. Many of our patients have no idea what will happen on their first visit to our center. We want to make sure you are as informed as you can possibly be before coming to see us so that you can be … [Read more...]