November 9, 2017

Circulation Tips

Circulation Tips Blood circulation affects every part of your body. Blood ensures that oxygen and nutrients reach every cell in your body and removes metabolic waste. […]
October 28, 2017

Venous Ulcers: Untreated Varicose Vein Complications

Delaying treatment for varicose veins can cause serious complications, including venous ulceration. Especially later in life. Recently, a patient presented to our practice with a nasty […]
October 27, 2017

Men Vs Varicose Veins: How do Varicose Veins Affect Men?

Do Men Get Varicose Veins? Lots of people think varicose veins only affect middle-aged women but men get them too! Up to 30% of people are affected […]
August 20, 2017

Why Do Spider Veins Need Multiple Treatments?

Why Do Spider Veins Need Multiple Treatments? Many patients ask why they need several treatments for spider veins (technically known as telangiectasia). Cosmetic sclerotherapy, a minimally-invasive procedure designed […]
August 20, 2017

Is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) a Symptom of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are usually recognized by their unsightly appearance – large bulging veins, either green or bluish purple – most commonly found on the legs, although […]
July 10, 2017

How do I get rid of these ugly varicose veins?

I recently saw a patient who had been told the only way to get rid of her large, unsightly varicose veins was through surgery. This is […]
June 30, 2017

Contributing Factors To Vein Disease

If you are suffering from vein disease, or are concerned you may develop venous insufficiency in the future, it’s important to understand the different contributing factors […]
June 18, 2017

Fact or Fiction? Crossing your legs and wearing high-heels causes varicose veins.

You have probably heard that crossing your legs and wearing high heels will cause varicose veins, and you’ve wondered if that is a wives’ tale or […]
June 9, 2017

The Connection Between Vein Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome

Vein disease is something that affects millions of Americans each year. By the age of 50, nearly 40 percent of women and 20 percent of men […]
December 4, 2016

Understanding Your Leg Veins

Your body’s vascular system is made up of vessels that transport blood throughout the body and the heart which pumps the blood. The veins, arteries, and […]
December 2, 2016

In a Perfect World

In a Perfect World So, you’ve heard all about what’s best for you from the frighteningly healthy… “Follow ONLY this regimen; Eat these foods (or else); […]
February 19, 2016
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Is sitting all day making your leg veins worse?

Is sitting all day making your leg veins worse? Many people spend a lot of time sitting during the day. Some do it at their desks, […]
February 18, 2016
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If a Vein Bleeds, What Should You Do?

A recent report from England of an elderly woman who died from a bleeding varicose vein in her leg has prompted this post.  It is designed to […]
November 29, 2015

How To Choose The Best Doctor For Varicose Vein Treatment

When dealing with your health, you understandably want to choose the best professional to diagnose and treat you. Sometimes you get lucky and a trusted friend […]
November 25, 2015
VenaSeal By Medtronic

New Treatment For Varicose Veins: VenaSeal By Medtronic

Treatments for varicose veins have come a long way since the days of vein stripping, which required an overnight hospital stay, general anesthesia and a long, […]
November 6, 2015
Vein Center

Why Choose A Vein Center Over A Doctor’s Office?

Traditionally, varicose veins were treated in hospitals with an inpatient procedure requiring a general anesthetic. During the treatment, a surgeon would strip the affected veins out, […]
November 6, 2015

Vein Specialists Of Arizona Is IAC Certified

Along with car salesmen and politicians, doctors rank among America’s most mistrusted group of professionals. In fact, according to a recent study, the United States ranked […]
September 14, 2015
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Top 10 Questions And Answers About Varicose Veins

When it comes to seeking medical attention, one of the biggest obstacles is fear and misinformation. Either you don’t know what to expect so you shy […]
September 4, 2015

Are You At Risk For Deep Vein Thrombosis?

“Deep” veins – those found quite literally deep within your body – are responsible for carrying 95% of your blood back to your heart. They play […]
August 21, 2015

6 Things You Need To Know About Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are a special type of hosiery that is designed to provide you with extra support and increase circulation in your legs to prevent venous […]
August 7, 2015

Hillary Clinton and Deep Vein Thrombosis

As the U.S. draws nearer to the next presidential election, the media has discussed every aspect of the candidate’s life, including medical history. Recently, former Secretary […]
July 24, 2015
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Brief History of Dr. Alpern’s Transition into Vein Treatment

Why did a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon switch specialties decades into an already extraordinary career? Dr. Alpern’s accolades have previously been noted on Vein Specialists of Arizona’s […]
July 16, 2015
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The Tour De France, Varicose Veins, and George Hincapie

July is here once again and that means the world’s largest annual sporting event is under way in Europe. If you’re one of the 3.5 billion […]
April 27, 2015

8 Common Myths About Varicose Veins

Varicose veins may be obvious when they appear on your legs but the facts about varicose veins are not as well understood. Myths abound, and here […]
April 1, 2015

What Are Spider Veins? Causes, Treatment And Prevention

Spider veins are those reddish, blue and sometimes purple veins that appear just beneath the surface of our skin. They may appear on arms, legs, face […]
March 2, 2015

How Radiofrequency Therapy Works For Varicose Veins

Sore legs, restless legs, bruising, swelling and itching… those are some of the symptoms of varicose veins. But even if you’re not suffering pain or discomfort, […]
February 19, 2015

Worried About Treatment For Varicose Veins? 9 Things To Put Your Mind At Ease.

Many people avoid going to the doctor on the best of days, but when you throw a “medical procedure” into the equation, hearts go very cold. […]
February 7, 2015

When Should You See A Doctor About Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the veins and causes them to bulge, creating that often unsightly, ropy effect that you see near the surface […]
January 25, 2015

How Sclerotherapy Works For Varicose Veins

If you’ve been diagnosed with varicose veins, there are several treatment options that may be available to you. There’s traditional vein stripping, which requires a hospital […]
January 18, 2015

How Laser Therapy Works For Varicose Veins

They’re often unsightly, they may be causing you pain or discomfort and they can pose more serious threats to your health. We’re talking about varicose veins, […]
December 15, 2014

Choosing The Right Treatment For Varicose Veins

Itchy legs. Tired and restless legs. Swelling and cramping in legs. These are more than just unpleasant side effects of too much standing or strenuous activity. […]
December 12, 2014
Varicose Veins

Can You Prevent Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins. Those ropy, bulging veins that show up most often in your legs are more than just a risk to your self-esteem. If left untreated […]
September 26, 2014

Vein Specialists of Arizona Became the First Practice in Western United States to Perform the Varithena Procedure

On 8/26/14 Vein Specialists of Arizona became the first practice in western United States to perform the Varithena procedure on two of their patients to treat […]
September 15, 2014

Foam Dressings for Leg Ulcers

Foam dressings have become the predominant absorbent wound dressing. They can be designed to absorb varying amounts of exudate without sacrificing the benefits of a moist […]
September 8, 2014
Spider Veins

Fixing spider veins, stretch marks and more

Forget “miracle” products. Here’s what really works on spider veins, stretch marks, cellulite, and scars―and what doesn’t. Spider Veins If the valves inside your blood vessels […]
September 2, 2014

Varithena Procedure for Varicose Veins

On 8/26/14 Vein Specialists of Arizona became the first practice in western United States to perform the Varithena procedure on two of their patients to treat […]
September 1, 2014
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What Are Blood Clots?

Blood clots appear after blood coagulates inside blood vessels. Blood clots are a fairly common occurrence and most of them are undetectable because of their small […]
August 25, 2014
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Our office team has registered ALS Fundraising Walk

Molly has registered our office Team #VeinsAZ for a fund raising walk in Scottsdale AZ on October 11th. Some people will do anything to avoid the […]
August 25, 2014
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The Silent Menace Of Venous Disorders

More than 50 percent of the global population shows signs of venous disorders before reaching the age of 65. Two of the most frequent examples of […]
July 23, 2014

Timely Lectures Were Well Received

In July Dr. Alpern recently gave two lectures open to the public on “Making Veins Vanish”. Summer is a time when many persons are eager to […]
July 23, 2014
Health in Anguilla

Health In Anguilla

Dr. Alpern participates in the Visiting Doctor program at Hughes Medical Center in Anguilla, British West Indies Licensed to practice medicine both in the USA and UK […]
July 21, 2014

I have spider veins on my legs. What options do I have

I have spider veins on my legs. What options do I have to get rid of them? Many options are available to remove spider veins, the […]
July 7, 2014

Leg Vein Anatomy

Veins transport blood from your periphery and then back into the heart. Humans are bipedal and very different from smaller four-legged creatures. Our blood needs to […]
May 21, 2014

Proven Fix for Varicose Veins

This video aired recently in Philadelphia ABC Channel 6 news. At Vein Specialists of Arizona we have been using this procedure for over a year now […]
May 16, 2014

What is Venous Insufficiency?

Your arteries carry blood from your heart out to the rest of your body. Your veins carry blood back to the heart, and valves in the veins stop the blood […]
May 2, 2014

Diabetic, Venous, and Arterial Ulcers

Chronic ulcers (i.e., ulcers that are unresponsive to initial therapy or that persist despite appropriate care) are estimated to affect over 6 million people in the […]
April 25, 2014

Diseases of the Veins

Three sets of vessels comprise the circulatory system: arteries, lymphatics, and veins. Arteries bring oxygen-carrying blood from the heart to the tissues. In the normal course […]
April 18, 2014

New Treatments for Varicose Veins

If you’re “vein” or in pain, varicose veins are more easily treated now than in the past. As a curious child, you might remember staring at […]
April 14, 2014

Varicose Veins – The Cause

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that usually occur just under the skin (superficial veins). Varicose veins are likely to be caused by one or more factors, […]
March 28, 2014

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged superficial veins usually seen in the thigh and leg. In the majority of cases, these large superficial […]
March 21, 2014

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a safe and highly effective procedure that eliminates diseased veins that have traditionally required surgical removal. Sclerotherapy was thought to be effective […]
March 3, 2014

Vein Specialists of Arizona participated in the Annual Health Fair

Vein Specialists of Arizona participated in the Annual Health Fair at Pebble Creek, Goodyear, AZ February 22 – 9 AM to Noon Dr. Alpern was there […]
March 3, 2014

Block Party

February 24, 2014

One Sneaky Thing You Can Do This Winter to Fight Leg Veins (Don’t Wait Until Shorts Season!)

“Bluish, visible leg veins are one of those beauty problems that are mostly determined by genetic luck of the draw and are tricky to resolve without […]
January 3, 2014

Vein Specialists of Arizona Opening & Ribbon Cutting on November 7th 2013

There was a great turn out for the official opening & ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce for  VSA on November 7th . Guests were […]
December 14, 2013

Holiday Season and Flying

Concern about deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening disorder in which blood clots form in the deep veins of the body, particularly the legs, has […]
November 25, 2013

How serious are those vein issues you keep ignoring? Take Self-Assessment Test to see.

Go Ahead, Test to See if You Need A Vein Scan How serious are those vein issues you keep ignoring? Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. is a […]
November 14, 2013

New Treatment for Varicose Veins

As reported on Good Morning America – ABC News – NY Twisted rope-like veins bulge out of the legs of 50 percent of women in the […]
November 11, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern & Dr. Gary Kersten of Vein Specialists of Arizona Talk Kim Kardashian, Pregnancy & Vein Issues on NBC Arizona Midday

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, DO, and Dr. Gary Kersten, MD, of Vein Specialists of Arizona discussed how high heels worn during pregnancy are a concern and could […]
November 7, 2013

New ACC Report Helps Optimize Use of Noninvasive Vascular Tests

The American College of Cardiology’s recent report expands the use of ultrasound for venous issues. Published in July of 2013, the ACC (American College of Cardiology) […]
November 4, 2013

Pregnancy, Varicose Veins and Kim Kardashian

Tight and high heels worn during pregnancy is a topic discussed among Phlebologists and vein specialists. Catch Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. and Dr. Gary Kersten, M.D. […]
October 31, 2013

Save the Date: Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Vein Specialists of Arizona to West Valley

The public is welcome to attend the celebration one week from today, on November 7, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. Open house includes tours of […]
October 28, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. Discusses Spider Veins on Arizona Midday

  Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., Vein Specialist and Founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, recently appeared on Arizona Midday, NBC Channel 12 News to explain spider […]
October 24, 2013

Ulcers … Not Your Stomach, But Your Legs!

Vein Specialists of Arizona provides state-of-the-art treatment for relief of leg ulcers and other venous disease Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., a cardiovascular surgeon and vein specialist, […]
October 21, 2013

What Can Spider Veins Signal? … Perhaps a Serious Vein Issue

Tune in and watch Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., Vein Specialist and Founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, on Arizona Midday, 12 News KPNX on Tuesday, October […]
October 17, 2013

Not a Halloween Trick: Spider Veins Can Signal Serious Vein Issue

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, Founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, continues the discussion about spider veins and the treatment for them on Tuesday, October 22 on Arizona […]
October 14, 2013

Ultrasound Vein Scan vs. Visual Vein Screening

According to Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. cardiovascular surgeon and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, exactly how accurate is your vein diagnosis determines what the treatment […]
October 10, 2013

Women Can Beat Varicose Veins with Diet and Exercise

Women Can Beat Varicose Veins with Diet and Exercise But first the damaged veins must be treated, according to Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., founder of Vein […]
October 7, 2013

HD VIDEO – Dr. Jeffrey Alpern Talks Veins On NBC News – Channel 12 Phoenix

Concerned with varicose veins, spider veins, chronic venous insufficiency or serious leg ulcers? On KPNX 12 News Arizona Midday program on Friday, October 4 at 12:30 […]
October 3, 2013

Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. Interviewed on KPNX 12 News Arizona Midday

  Vein specialist and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, Dr. Alpern, explains the importance of correct diagnosis as being the key to getting vein issues […]
September 30, 2013

Warning: Cosmetic Vein Treatment Is Purely an Aesthetic and Short Term Solution

Don’t be fooled that underlying venous disease is solved with cosmetic procedures. Lately, laser vein centers are big business. But are the physicians at the cosmetic […]
September 26, 2013

How serious are those vein issues you keep ignoring?

Go Ahead, Test to See if You Need A Vein Scan How serious are those vein issues you keep ignoring? Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. is a […]
September 22, 2013

Vein Problems? Spider Veins or Varicose Veins … How serious are they?

What importance does ultrasound mean in proper diagnosis of your problem? Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., answers these important questions. Venous disease including spider veins and varicose […]
September 19, 2013

Strong Response from Bilingual Outreach Shows a Need for a Vein Specialist for Phoenix’s Hispanic Community

Vein Specialists of Arizona services local community needs with bilingual staff – Se Habla Español! The response to Vein Specialists of Arizona and their outreach to […]
September 16, 2013

What to Expect: Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

ORIGINAL LINK OF ARTICLE As reported in “What to Expect” Varicose Veins During Pregnancy Dr. Jeffrey Alpern of Vein Specialists of Arizona feels the issues mentioned […]
September 12, 2013

Gary Kersten, M.D. Certified Phlebologist and OB/GYN Joins Vein Specialists of Arizona

VSA Raising the Bar in Vein Treatment Through Highly Qualified and Dedicated Professional Staff Vein Specialists of Arizona Founder Jeffrey B. Alpern, D.O., Board Certified Cardiovascular […]
September 9, 2013

Venous Leg, Ankle and Foot Ulcers …What are they, and is there help?

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., a cardiovascular surgeon and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona often sees patients that have been suffering for years with leg and […]
September 5, 2013

The Truth About Varicose Veins

The Truth About Varicose Veins Many women—especially ones who have recently had a child—suffer from enlarged veins. We’ve learned they can affect a lot more than […]
September 3, 2013

ReThinking Varicose Veins with Summer Sanders

ReThinking Varicose Veins with Summer Sanders By Gina Roberts-Grey of Yahoo! Health Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, is one of […]
August 29, 2013

Vein Specialists of Arizona Addresses Arizona Community Needs With Bilingual Staff – Se Habla Español

When Dr. Jeffrey Alpern opened his state-of-the-art vein center in Phoenix, he planned to really address the needs of the community. Several of the staff at […]
August 26, 2013

Misdiagnosis and Mismanagement Two Common Problems

Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders campaigns to “Rethink Varicose Veins” Varicose veins are often thought of as only a cosmetic problem, not true. Unfortunately, problems with […]
August 22, 2013

Restless Legs or Aching, Heavy Legs Deny a Quality Life

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona says revolutionary laser ablation techniques offer a comfortable solution with little or no down time. […]
August 19, 2013

How to Choose a Vein Treatment Doctor for the Best Results

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., Cardiovascular Surgeon and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona says knowing your venous problem first before deciding on treatment is most important. […]
August 15, 2013

Spider Veins Can Be a Sign of a More Serious Problem

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, Founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona, says the importance of a correct diagnosis is the beginning to the solution. What are Spider Veins […]
August 12, 2013

How Serious is Chronic Venous Insufficiency? … Very Serious

. Jeffrey Alpern of Vein Specialists of Arizona specializes in treatment for Chronic Vein Insufficiency (CVI). Chronic venous insufficiency or CVI is a medical condition where […]
August 8, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern: Be Informed – Know Your Venous System

Vein Specialists of Arizona educates with online Vein Talk Magazine Dr. Jeffrey Alpern is a Cardiovascular Surgeon who was the first D.O. to perform a heart […]
August 5, 2013

Vein Specialists of Arizona Launches Vein Talk Online Magazine

Vein Specialists of Arizona publishes our Summer 2013 Vein Talk Online Magazine To help the Phoenix community served by Vein Specialists of Arizona, Dr. Jeffrey Alpern […]
August 1, 2013

What you can do about varicose veins

If you suffer from them, you’re not alone. Here’s our best advice from ‘The Doctors.’   In the July 26-28 USA Weekend, journalist Stephanie Smart quoted […]
July 28, 2013

Varicose Veins … The Myths And The Facts

Vein Specialists of Arizona and Dr. Jeffrey Alpern offer professional and caring state-of-the-art vein treatment. Varicose veins … those ugly, bumpy road maps that run along […]
July 25, 2013

Venous Disease … Cosmetic or Serious Heath Issue? Ask the Doctor …

Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O. Founder of Veins Specialists of Arizona answers a few FAQs about vein issues. When it comes to bearing beautiful summer legs, nothing […]
July 22, 2013

Smooth Legs Make Swimsuit Season Perfect … Varicose Veins Don’t!

Vein Specialists of Arizona Offer Solutions and Quality Treatment of Venous Disease It’s summer already! You’ve probably got your summer holiday planned and been trying on […]
July 18, 2013

Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) Leading the way in Vein Treatment with RF – Radiofrequency

Dr. Jeffrey B. Alpern, D.O., Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vein Specialist founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) brings to Arizona leading technology in vein treatment […]
July 16, 2013

Tips For Summer Relief & Prevention Of Varicose Veins & Other Vein Problems

If someone with varicose veins, spider veins or ulcers is not ready to undergo a vein procedure immediately, summer is still a good time to think […]
July 11, 2013

Summer Heat Hurts … When You Suffer with Venous Disease

Every summer thousands of people stay in the heat of the Arizona desert but still get out for boating, hiking and fun in the sun. But […]
July 8, 2013

Why Wait for Vein Treatment? No Reason!

Study Confirms Vein Treatments are a Good Investment As reported by Geoff Michaels on the health site of, a recent study done in the United […]
July 1, 2013

High Heels, Pregnancy, Kim Kardashian and Spider Veins

Kim Kardashian recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl that she and Kanye West named North. But, as reported during her pregnancy, there were concerns […]
April 26, 2013

News Release: VSA Launches Physician Directory

Vein Specialists of Arizona Launches Physician Directory to Build Relationships with Area Doctors Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vein Treatment Specialist and the Founder/Owner of Vein […]
April 25, 2013

Could Your Doctor Be Missing Your Chronic Venous Insufficiency Problem?

John is a 57 year old man in relatively good health. But when he comes to his doctor for an annual physical, he complaints about an […]
April 18, 2013

News Release: VSA Announces Radiofrequency Vein Treatment

Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) Announces: A New Technology for Cutting Edge Vein Treatment Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) has raised the bar for delivering cutting […]
April 12, 2013

Raising the Bar for Cutting Edge Vein Treatment with Radiofrequency Technology

What if the Safest, Most Effective, Virtually Painless Vein Treatment on the Planet Could Get Even Better? Radiofrequency Varicose Vein Treatment RF energy delivered via the […]
April 11, 2013

News Release: VSA Announces Grand Opening

Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) Announces: New State-of-the-Art Vein Treatment Center in Phoenix Opening February 14th, 2013 Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA), founded by Cardiovascular Surgeon […]
April 4, 2013

How Incompetent Leg Veins Produce Venous Disease

Most patients who are bothered by unsightly leg veins also suffer with associated symptoms – aching, tired, heavy, swollen, restless legs that make it difficult to […]
March 27, 2013

Why Vein Stripping for Varicose Veins Should Be Avoided

If you suffer from large, twisted varicose veins, it is likely that your problem is related to incompetence of your greater saphenous vein. Probably you are […]
March 20, 2013

The Problem Behind Unsightly Spider Veins

Could unsightly spider veins be hiding a more serious problem? Do you have aching, heavy feeling, swollen legs and find it hard to stand on your […]
March 14, 2013

Risks of Improperly Treated Varicose Veins

What to know if you had your varicose veins treated at a typical vein center. Your prominent, twisted varicose veins and unattractive spider veins may have […]
March 8, 2013

Aching, Heavy and Restless Legs and Venous Disease

If Aching, heavy and/or restless legs are Denying You a Quality Life, Keep Reading… What are you limiting in your life because of symptoms that make […]
March 6, 2013

Choosing a Vein Treatment Doctor for the Best Result

If unsightly spider veins and bulging twisted varicose veins have you hiding your legs, your choice of a vein treatment doctor could be life changing. In […]
September 18, 2011

When Spider Veins Can Be a More Serious Problem

If you have spider veins, before you head to the nearest vein clinic, understanding the cause of your veins will help you to make an informed […]
September 8, 2011

Don’t Believe What You’ve Heard About Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Could your spider veins and varicose veins be a symptom of Chronic Venous Insufficiency? If your legs look like this and you’re suffering from aching leg […]