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...]

Help Me, Chicago Vein Specialist! What Do I Do When Compression Stockings Don’t Work?

Many people feel almost immediately better when they start to wear compression stockings, but it can take up to several weeks for them to bring any noticeable effects in many cases. It’s also important to wear properly fitting compression stockings that compress most at your ankle and graduate to … [Read more...]

Why a Chicago Vascular Doctor Takes Vein Disease Seriously

Vein disease is a term that encompasses all of the disorders that affect circulation in your veins. There are many conditions that affect veins, including spider and varicose veins, venous insufficiency, phlebitis, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Although vein disease is common, our Chicago vascular … [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...]

Chicago Vascular Doctor Reveals the Link Between Vein Disease and Stroke

Although most people relate vein disease to varicose veins on the calves or thighs or swollen legs and ankles, there are other more sinister problems that can arise in other areas of your body. According to Dr. Ramon Castro, our Chicago vascular doctor, there is a link between vein disease and … [Read more...]