Articles Showing articles written by: Dr. Sonja Stiller, Center for Advanced Vein Care

Venous disease and inflammation

The classic symptoms of venous disease—including varicose veins—are leg swelling, fatigue, and achiness, as well as skin discoloration and ulcers if left untreated. These symptoms are caused by toxins that build up in the lower legs due to insufficient blood flow. But these toxins also cause inflammation, which is never isolated to...

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Start vein treatments in January

When we experience leg achiness, fatigue or swelling, we often blame the clock. “I’m just getting older,” we say. “This is just how it is.” But this is not just how it is. These symptoms have a cause, and they’re often related to reduced venous health, including varicose veins (even if you can’t see them). When our veins are...

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One of the best gifts you can give

One of the most important gifts you can give to your loved ones is a very special gift you give to yourself: the gift of good health. Let me explain. Our loved ones depend on us for our wisdom, our parental abilities, our ability to join in and be a part of things. Maybe you’re at the stage where your kids need help moving into their college...

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How walking reduces blood sugar

We are well into the fall now, a time when cooler temperatures discourage many people from an important activity—walking. Getting in a few steps each day has many health benefits. As a venous health specialist, I like to point out three in particular: decreased inflammation, a stronger calf muscle, and reduced blood sugar. That’s...

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Do your ankles feel puffy or tight?

If you’re suffering from edema or leg swelling (or your ankles seem puffy or tight), you may have an underlying venous health issue causing inflammation. That’s right, inflammation leads to swelling. One common cause of inflammation is varicose veins, which may or may not be visible on the surface of the skin. If you are experiencing...

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