How to Survive the Holidays With Varicose Veins

It’s the most wonderful, yet stressful time of the year. The holidays can be cheerful, but they can also be hard for those who have varicose veins. Here are 6 tips on how to survive the holiday by reducing the pain you may experience from varicose veins:

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Can You Cure Varicose Veins With Home Remedies?

Varicose Veins can be extremely painful to live with. There is so much information about how home remedies can help varicose veins, but can any of them cure varicose veins?

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How to Manage Varicose Vein Pain

Many people that experience varicose veins suffer pain. This is because the valves in the veins are malfunctioning, making it harder for blood to flow upwards. Without proper blood flow, the blood starts to pool and collect in areas, increasing the pressure on the vein, causing it to bulge and/or twist. Over time this pressure can result in pain. Summit Skin & Vein Care recommends a consultation for advice on a possible long-term treatment for varicose veins. However, when awaiting treatment options, try these methods to assist in reducing the pain of varicose veins.

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It’s Summertime!!!

Who doesn’t love spending time in the sun?! Planting or working in the garden, laying by the pool, or just hanging out outside with family and friends. We all love it! But the sun can cause so much damage to our skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies so we MUST protect it. Here are some signs or symptoms of sun damage.
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Common Signs of Varicose Veins

Common Signs of Varicose Veins

Aching and swollen legs, and twisted veins can be uncomfortable precursors to varicose veins. These occur when vein valves are weakened or damaged. The weakened valves prevent blood from efficiently returning to the heart, causing blood to accumulate in the vein, and resulting in its enlargement. Although this process can affect all veins, varicose veins specifically refer to the larger veins.

For some, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic issue, but in others, this is a sign of more serious medical conditions.

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The 3Ws of Vein Health

The 3Ws of Vein Health

The 3Ws of Vein Health

At Summit Skin & Vein Care, our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients through the treatment of challenging vein conditions and educating patients on preventative lifestyle choices. We believe in teaching the 3Ws as the key to keeping healthy veins:

    • Water
    • Walking
    • Wearing Compression Pants

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What is DVT?

What-Is-DVT?

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) 

Pain or swelling in the legs or arms can significantly change your lifestyle. If your leg or arm pain is coupled with a pre-existing medical condition that affects blood clotting, if you are overweight or smoke, if you had a recent fracture in your pelvis, hips or lower extremities – you might be at risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This illness occurs when a blood clot forms deep in the body and partially or completely blocks blood flow through the vein.

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Lee’s Summit Events: March 2020

It’s finally starting to warm up Lee’s Summit! Check out all the events that are coming to town in March.

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Celebrating 15 Years Of Service in the Kansas City Area

Dr. Bruce Fearon, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Practice. In 2005, Dr. Fearon had over 12 years of providing excellent healthcare as a primary care physician, and had a dream of creating his own one-of-a-kind vein treatment center to treat patients in the Kansas City metro area.

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Restless Legs Syndrome

Willis-Ekbom disease, more commonly known as restless legs syndrome, is a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move one’s legs. Typically, an uncomfortable sensation will cause this need to move and it happens most often in the evening while you’re sitting or lying down. It’s estimated that 7-10% of the US population suffers from restless legs syndrome. While restless legs syndrome typically has no cure, there is one treatable cause that tends to get overlooked: varicose veins.

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