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5 Ways to Care for Varicose Veins in Winter

What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that appear just under the skin’s surface. They commonly affect the legs because veins must work against gravity to return blood back up to your heart. Also, standing and walking increase pressure in the leg veins. Valves in your veins open to allow blood flow […]

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How You Can Improve Circulation at Home

We don’t often stop to think about how our blood is circulating through our body. This is a function that occurs naturally. While this is true, it doesn’t mean that blood always circulates as it should. Various circumstances, including diabetes and obesity, can diminish the efficiency of blood flow, especially from the lower legs back […]

A COVID Update

Dear Patient, The end of the present COVID-19 pandemic is not clear, but it will end. We may refer to life as pre- and post-COVID for some time to come. Those periods will look and feel quite different. As a Hunterdon Cardiovascular and Vein Institute patient, your safety and health are our top priorities. We […]

What Causes Poor Circulation in the Legs?

Sitting in one position too long causes some people to develop an uncomfortable pins-and-needles sensation. We often say that the affected body part has “fallen asleep.” That tingling is an indication that circulation has been disrupted. There is little concern regarding the occasional experience of poor circulation when a direct cause can be identified. When […]

What to Expect After Microneedling

Microneedling is a convenient, simple treatment that can support aging skin by stimulating collagen production. Collagen and elastin, the two proteins that support the skin, decline in production as we age. The production of these proteins can be sustained with periodic treatments that wake up dormant fibroblast cells. Microneedling is an excellent way to do […]

What is VenaSeal?

VenaSeal™ is a vein closure system that is commonly used to resolve the symptoms of venous reflux disease in the lower extremities. Venous reflux disease describes the accumulation of blood in certain parts of veins in which valves are not sufficiently pushing blood upward toward the heart. The VenaSeal procedure is currently the only non-sclerosant, […]

Could Varicose Veins Cause You to Lose Sleep?

Much of the time, varicose veins are considered a cosmetic problem. The truth is, these bulging, ropy veins can be much more concerning than that. Varicose veins are larger vessels that have malfunctioned. The valves that keep blood moving forward and back toward the heart have become weak. This allows blood to pool in a […]

Ambulatory Phlebectomy: It’s Not Vein Stripping

Varicose veins are not a new problem. Doctors have been consulting with patients about bulging, painful veins for ages. Historically, the way that severe varicose veins were dealt with was to remove them using a surgical technique known as vein stripping. The name alone sounds so awful we can see why any person would want […]

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