7 Tips for Pregnant Women with Varicose Veins

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Pregnant women are often faced with a number of new challenges, and varicose veins can be one of them. Varicose veins can be caused by weight gain, constricted blood flow, and other pregnancy-related factors. If you’re pregnant and have varicose veins, don’t worry – we have some tips for you! In this blog post, we will discuss how to help manage them.

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4 Reasons Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Treat Varicose Veins

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As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start thinking about spring! One of the best things about spring and summer are the opportunities to show off your legs. If you’re feeling self-conscious about varicose or spider veins this spring, let Summit Skin and Vein Care help!

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Varicose Veins and Blood Clots: What are the Warning Signs?

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Did you know that varicose veins can be one of the signs of a serious health risk? Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is when a blood clot forms in your veins and can cause discomfort and pain. Varicose veins are not always connected to VTE, but there are some shared symptoms. We recommend being aware of the warning signs of VTE so that you can reach out to your doctor if you ever think you’re at risk of a blood clot.

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Is It Time to See a Professional Vein Doctor?

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Veins keep your body healthy and functioning, which is why staying on top of vein problems is essential for your well-being. There are many different reasons why you may want to make an appointment with a vein specialist, but it’s not always easy to know when you should consult a professional vein doctor. Summit Skin and Vein Care is here to answer your questions as well as provide expert vein advice.

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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Veins this Winter

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With winter in full force, it’s hard to think about caring for your veins when all you want to do is curl up on the couch under a warm blanket. Here are a few ways to help support vein health this winter season:

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Varicose Veins Symptoms and Signs

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Have you ever noticed thick, larger than normal veins in your legs? These are varicose veins and they are caused by blood pooling in your veins because your valves aren’t closing all the way. Varicose veins can happen in any vein, but we see them the most in the legs because walking and standing are the most common stressors on your veins. You might dislike the way your varicose veins look, or they may be causing a significant amount of pain. Either way, understanding more about your varicose veins could help you avoid serious health problems down the road.

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Teacher’s are at Risk for Varicose Veins


There’s a lot of stress that goes along with being a teacher. Early mornings, late nights, rowdy classrooms, grading homework – teachers have enough to worry about without also having to cope with varicose veins. However, as we progress through the 2021-2022 school year, we’re reminded that teachers are at risk for varicose veins. While there are many reasons that teachers might develop varicose veins, there are also things that teachers can do to prevent or minimize the appearance of varicose veins.

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Vitamins and Supplements that Support Vein Health

Varicose veins are a common and well-known symptom of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and other venous diseases. However, there are other, less well-known symptoms of varicose veins that can trouble you before they become visible. These symptoms include restless leg syndrome, leg cramps, rashes, and skin discoloration. 

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What is Vein Disease and How Can I Manage It?

If you have ever noticed visible veins on your legs, you’ve probably wondered how they may affect your health and if they will affect your day-to-day existence. At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we do all we can to clear up any confusion or misinformation and answer any questions you may have about the subject.

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A Guide to Exercising with Varicose Veins

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with or noticed the existence of varicose veins in your legs, you may already be researching ways to eliminate them. However, if you’re simply looking to minimize their impact or increase your overall comfort level, try incorporating daily exercise into your routine.

The key to successful exercise for varicose veins is to focus on low-impact activities. The reason for this is because high impact exercise like running or jumping increases your blood pressure, thus putting undue pressure on varicose veins. Skip the jogging and try low-impact exercise activities, instead.

Let’s explore a few potential workout routines and low-impact activities that can help improve your quality of life while also assuaging the pain and discomfort associated with varicose veins.

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