FOMO, or the “fear of missing out”, is that anxious feeling we get when, if we don’t do something in particular, we feel we may be missing something fantastic. As in, “I’m completely exhausted, but if I don’t go to Bob and Betty’s party, I’m going to really miss a good time.” In my case, I actually have FOMO for my patients. Here’s why: Millions of people (literally) suffer from varicose veins and spider veins. They suffer physically from legs that feel tired, heavy and achy as well as swell up, get crampy and throb… and even feel “restless” after standing/sitting for a prolonged period of time. They suffer emotionally from fears of wearing clothes, such as shorts, skirts and swimsuits, that they’d otherwise love to wear. They are apprehensive about moments of intimacy. They suffer needlessly. I fear that many people in the Chicago and North Shore area may be missing out on AMAZING solutions I offer to solve their problems. The state-of-the-art treatments for varicose veins and spider veins that I offer my patients in the Chicago area vein clinic, Rosen Vein Care, are: Safe Effective Convenient: There’s no downtime. Patients can resume most routine activities immediately after treatments. You’ll be fine driving yourself to/from appointments. Comfortable: No sedation is needed. Little or no local anesthetic is required. My patients and I chat and listen to music during treatments. Need to get work done? Need to keep up with the latest news or Facebook posts… or keep binge-watching your favorite Netflix show? No problem, keep your cell phone on you. We have Wi-Fi. Affordable: Many patients are surprised to discover that many treatments may be covered by insurance, including Medicare! For those who are currently uninsured, payment plans can be arranged. We don’t turn anyone away and do our best to make treatments affordable for all! Most of all, we work really hard to make treating your chronic vein issues as pleasant an experience as possible. I used a very simple approach to making this happen: I designed my practice with the principle of “How would I want […]
Varicose veins can become more than just a cosmetic concern. They can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. These complications can range from moderate to serious issues such as superficial venous thrombophlebitis, bleeding episodes and (thankfully rarely) deep vein clots. The following are several problems that could occur when venous disease is overlooked. Untreated Varicose Veins Can Cause an Uncomfortable Array of Symptoms Beyond being noticeable, varicose veins can feel uncomfortable. People with varicose veins also report bouts of leg fatigue, swelling, cramps and “restless legs”. Without the benefit of medical intervention, these are symptoms that may worsen over time. In addition to contending with a number of persistent and highly inconvenient symptoms, however, there is also the increased likelihood of developing more severe conditions. Spontaneous Bleeding Spontaneous bleeding is always a potential issue with untreated varicose veins. Over time, varicose veins gradually wear down the skin. This can make cuts, scrapes and other, minor abrasions, incredibly serious issues. Although there is usually minimal pain with the spontaneous bleeding that varicose veins are known to cause, significant blood loss can occur unless an effort is made to establish an effective treatment and prevention plan. Lipodermatosclerosis Untreated superficial vein disease may create chronic inflammation in the surrounding soft tissue and skin on the legs. Long bouts of inflammation can lead to a progressive discoloration and thickening of the skin and soft tissues due to scarring. This is called lipodermatosclerosis. Leg Ulcers If left untreated, lipodermatosclerosis increases a person’s likelihood of developing venous leg ulcers. Such ulcers heal poorly, if at all, without dealing with the underlying source of the problem: superficial venous insufficiency. Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis or DVT may be the most serious condition associated with untreated superficial venous disease. The greatest risk that DVT poses is that of having the blood clot travel further up the body toward the heart and lungs and is considered to be life-threatening. Schedule Your Consultation with Rosen Vein Care At Rosen Vein Care, Dr. Rosen sets aside at least an hour for each patient to ensure a thorough history […]
Venous disease represents one of the most common medical problems. It often involves painful, bulging unsightly blue veins on the legs. Unfortunately, these problems won’t get better without treatment. Before searching for a Chicago vein clinic, let’s take a look at the two most common forms of superficial vein disease: spider veins and varicose veins. What are Spider Veins? When you see dilated veins near the surface of the skin that resemble a spider’s web, those are spider veins. An excess of pressure pressing against the vein walls stretches them out over time. They tend to be small but can often cluster together over a large area of skin. What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are larger veins that often have a rope-like appearance. Blood no longer streams in its normal upward direction. Instead, blood pools inside the vein. This leads to veins getting stretched out over time. If ignored for too long of a time, these veins can become quite large and twisty. Occasionally, these veins can lead to significant bleeding or blood clots. Talk to a Vein Doctor Who Cares About You While superficial vein disease is often thought of as an “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” problem, the reality for many patients is that varicose and spider veins cause discomfort…both physical and emotional. For that reason, you want to find a vein specialist who prides himself on providing expert care in the Chicago and North Shore area, a doctor who is sensitive in dealing with both the medical and aesthetic concerns of patients. At Rosen Vein Care, Dr. Rosen provides the ideal patient experience by personally spending an hour with each new patient. He makes sure that he understands his patients’ concerns to ensure that they are comfortable. Using his vast experience and knowledge, he will be happy to assess your needs before drafting an effective treatment plan. Watch this video and learn more about the Rosen Vein Care Difference. If you’re looking for spider vein treatment or varicose vein treatment in the Chicago area, call 847-272-8346 Rosen Vein Care now!
Varicose Veins vs Spider Veins Varicose veins and spider veins are extremely common and prominent veins that are most often seen in the legs. If you’re trying to figure out what type of veins are causing your discomfort, read on to learn more about varicose veins versus spider veins. Varicose Veins vs Spider Veins: The Difference Spider veins have a twisty appearance, but they are smaller and more intricate. As the name implies, they often mimic the look of a fine spider web. These vessels appear red, blue or purple beneath the skin. They do not usually have a raised texture as varicose veins do. Varicose veins are larger and are raised above the skin surface. Over time, due to the effects of improper flow and pooling with gravity, these veins may become twisted and gnarled in appearance. Causes of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins There are many reasons why you might develop either varicose veins or spider veins. The two most common reasons are a hereditary disposition toward forming them (which is why they are found in men as well as women) and pregnancies, which is why they are more prevalent in women. People with jobs that require standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time may be more symptomatic. Symptoms of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Spider veins are very common and are frequently asymptomatic. However, a patient may have very little to show on the skin surface and still have significant symptoms of chronic vein disease. Symptoms often include tired, heavy legs; swelling; leg cramps; “restless legs” especially at night and chronic itching. Varicose veins, especially those occurring in the territory of problematic underlying saphenous veins, are more likely to be symptomatic. Problems may stem from wrong-way flow (reflux) in saphenous veins that leads to venous “pooling”. Over time, this pooling leads to increased pressure within these stretchy veins; this pressure may be transmitted to smaller branches that lead to the skin surface. Ultimately this can lead to bulging and twisted varicose veins. Types of Treatment In general, symptomatic patients with underlying reflux in saphenous veins may need to have such problems dealt […]