Do Spider Veins Ever Disappear?

If you notice that spider veins are developing on your legs, you may be wondering if they will go away if you leave them alone or if you will need to get them treated. The answer? It is possible to get rid of your spider veins with some help. Before we get into the details, we need to talk about what spider veins are and how you get them.

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What to Do if You Develop Varicose Veins While Pregnant

Pregnancy is a time of great joy for many women, but it can come with a few drawbacks. One negative side effect of pregnancy: varicose veins. Varicose veins are a common undesirable result of pregnancy, and they are not fun to deal with. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with varicose veins for the rest of your life—there are ways to treat them. You can get back to enjoying your life without worrying about these troublesome veins or dealing with the pain, unsightliness, and discomfort that comes with them. 

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Spring Tips For Varicose Veins

Spring is in the air, and even though the seasons are changing, the pain in your varicose veins remains constant. At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we understand how uncomfortable varicose veins can be. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things that you can do to help lessen the pain and put the spring back in your step.

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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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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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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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Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time of life but it can also come with interesting side effects. As pregnancy progresses, some women may start to notice blue and purple veins becoming more visible in their legs. Varicose veins are a pretty common occurrence to happen during pregnancy. But why do they occur and are they dangerous? Let’s find out more about varicose veins and pregnancy.

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High Heels and Varicose Veins

‘Tis the season of parties and occasions to dress up. Your favorite cocktail dress goes great with a nice pair of pumps, but there’s a rumor that high heels cause varicose veins. Is it true?

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