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When Should I Be Concerned By Varicose Veins?

A series of factors can cause varicose veins. Although they are purely a cosmetic condition, most of the time, they can bring cramping, discomfort, pain, and other symptoms. People that are experiencing these uncomfortable symptoms often wonder whether...

Sep 8th, 2020
Safe and Affordable Treatments at Our Vein Clinic

If you would like to eliminate unwanted veins that are showing through your skin, you should look at the safe and affordable treatments that are available at our state-of-the-art Chicago area vein clinic. Problem veins typically come in one of two...

Jul 3rd, 2017
Varicose and Spider Veins FAQ

What are Varicose Veins & Spider Veins? Varicose Veins are enlarged, often twisty veins that bulge from the surface of the skin. Most commonly on the legs & thighs. Spider Veins are smaller, web-like collections of veins. They can be varying shades of...

Oct 9th, 2016
Should I Wear Support Stockings After Sclerotherapy?

If you have recently gone through a sclerotherapy procedure, you might be wondering about the best after-care practices. Commonly, support stockings are the first recommendation doctors make. So, let’s learn about them and why they are useful after...

Aug 31st, 2020
How Long Does It Take to Heal After Sclerotherapy?

Your veins are equipped with one-way valves that regulate blood flow. Sometimes, these valves malfunction and the blood cannot move back up towards the heart. Instead, it stays trap within your legs, causing a vein disease. Sclerotherapy is a medical...

Aug 31st, 2020
4 Symptoms Of Varicose Veins and Superficial Vein Disease

Varicose veins can affect everyone. Although, if you’re a woman, you may be more prone to them. You may not be immediately sure that what you’re seeing are varicose veins. However, there are ways to know if a varicose vein is forming by paying close...

Aug 13th, 2020
Non-Surgical Vein Treatments: What are the Benefits?

When you have varicose or spider veins, it may be difficult to get excited about a day at the beach or a new pair of shorts. Not only do these veins affect you personally, but they are also sometimes painful and can lead to other health problems.

Feb 6th, 2017
Reasons to Consider Varicose Vein Treatment

If you are one of the many people that have varicose veins, you have likely wondered about the best way to eliminate them. On the other hand, you may have settled on the idea that they are something that you will just learn to live with. If this is the...

Dec 4th, 2016
Clarivein® Coverage by Insurance: A Change is Gonna Come!

Recently I was sitting on the couch with my kids as they watched an educational cartoon that explained how airplanes fly. Evidently, there are four forces at play: thrust and lift, which move the plane forward and up, respectively…and these are...

Nov 7th, 2016
Non-Surgical Vein Treatments

Many have been dealing with varicose veins for years, thinking there was nothing they could do except shrug their shoulders and suffer in silence. But safe, affordable, NON-SURGICAL solutions do exist. You’ll need to find out from a vein specialist just...

Oct 2nd, 2016
How Does a Compression Stocking Help to Promote Blood Flow?

A compression stocking is used to treat a range of ailments. This includes swelling of the legs or blood accumulation in the legs when a person is standing still or sitting for an extended period of time. It is not uncommon for medical providers to...

Sep 4th, 2016
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy Injection

Those large veins, having a rope-like shape, and appearing on the surface of legs are called varicose veins. These veins can crop up on you slowly but steadily over years if left untreated. It could make you feel self-conscious, causing you to hide...

Aug 22nd, 2016
Dangers of Leaving Varicose Veins Untreated

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...

Aug 14th, 2016
What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and varicose veins. Many patients prefer this treatment because it’s minimally invasive. It is a safe, effective treatment option for patients who have spider veins and varicose veins. If you’re in the...

Aug 8th, 2016
What is Restless Leg Syndrome and How Does It Affect My Veins?

Restless leg syndrome is a condition that causes an urge to move the legs around to feel comfortable. These symptoms often occur at night when patients are at rest. If you’re tired of this problem interfering with a good night’s sleep, read on to...

Jul 25th, 2016
Is My Leg Pain a Sign of Vein Issues?

If you have chronic leg pain, you may wonder if it is a sign that there is an underlying problem with your veins. While there are a number of conditions that can cause discomfort in your legs, there are some symptoms that point toward vein issues.

Jul 18th, 2016
Varicose Veins Vs Spider Veins

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,...

Jul 11th, 2016
What is VenaSeal® Vein Treatment?

VenaSeal® is an effective treatment for chronic superficial venous insufficiency, the underlying cause of many varicose veins. VenaSeal® uses a state-of-the-art medical glue to seal those veins that have improper blood flow. It has been approved by...

Jul 4th, 2016
Recognizing Early Symptoms of Venous Disease

Vein disease can be sneaky. For some patients, the concept of having issues with their leg veins is obvious….huge, bulging, painful varicose veins. For a great many others, things can be a lot more subtle. In many cases, chronic superficial vein...

Jun 20th, 2016
Advantages of ClariVein® for Vein Treatment

I strive for excellence; to improve upon the care I offer my patients each day. To search out new treatments and techniques that may offer great results with less discomfort. Clarivein® seems to do just that. ClariVein® is a minimally-invasive...

Jun 13th, 2016
Common Causes of Spider Veins

Have you recently noticed a web of dilated blue or red veins in your legs? Those are likely spider veins, which are caused by an increased pressure inside the blood vessels. They are comparable to varicose veins, but are smaller in size.

Jun 6th, 2016
What is a Compression Stocking?

A compression stocking is a medical device that is designed to improve the blood flow in your legs. As the name suggests, a compression stocking improves blood flow by adding extremal pressure on your legs, typically stronger by the feet and ankles and...

May 23rd, 2016
How is Ultrasound Used in a Vein Exam?

Ultrasound is a noninvasive treatment used to evaluate varicose veins and symptoms of venous insufficiency. Many patients complain of legs that feel heavy & tired, often with intermittent swelling, chronic leg cramps and “restless legs”, especially...

May 16th, 2016
The Modern Approach To Vein Disease

Venous disease is one of the most common and bothersome conditions. It affects millions of Americans and can have a negative impact on the way legs feel and look. Effectively addressing vein disease requires assessing for and treating any lingering...

May 9th, 2016
What Can Happen if Venous Issues Go Untreated?

Chronic vein disease including spider veins and varicose veins affects millions of Americans. Though often, mistakenly considered as merely a “cosmetic” venous issue, the reality is that many patients with chronic vein disease may be ignoring underlying...

May 2nd, 2016
Common Causes of Venous Disease

Venous diseases are extremely common. About half of all Americans suffer from some form of venous disease during the course of their lifetime. Of all venous issues, spider veins and varicose veins are the most prevalent. Sometimes, people ignore their...

Apr 25th, 2016
Treating Varicose Veins with Foam Sclerotherapy

Varicose veins…those bulging, annoying and often painful veins… commonly appear on the legs. While you can’t wish them away or make them disappear with a lotion or cream…foam sclerotherapy might be an effective solution to finally and permanently rid...

Apr 18th, 2016
How Can Pregnancy Affect My Leg Veins?

Pregnancy causes many changes within a woman’s body. Hormones rapidly change, as does the overall chemistry of a woman’s body. While most changes are beneficial to the baby growing inside of a woman, some of them may cause undesirable side effects.

Apr 11th, 2016
Do You Need a Surgeon to Remove Varicose Veins? Not Anymore!

What is Foam Sclerotherapy? If you’re looking for a vein clinic that offers state-of-the-art treatments to eliminate your varicose veins, look no further. As a premiere vein clinic in the Chicago / North Shore area, Rosen Vein Care offers a very safe,...

Apr 4th, 2016
Common Causes of Superficial Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which veins aren’t properly returning blood upwards from the leg to the heart. The underlying reason blood doesn’t move effectively is due to malfunctioning valves in the veins; ordinarily they should only allow...

Mar 28th, 2016
Advantages of VenaSeal® Vein Treatment

Varicose veins affect millions of Americans. This common manifestation of venous disease can lead to decreased confidence, discomfort, pain and other unwanted side effects. The cause of varicose veins can typically be traced back to an inherited...

Mar 7th, 2016
ClariVein® for Nonsurgical Varicose Vein Removal

Many women forego having their varicose veins treated because they are under the impression that invasive surgery is the only cure. In fact, varicose veins can be dealt with by minimally-invasive, maximally-comfortable procedures. For more than...

Feb 22nd, 2016
What Kinds of Veins Can Be Treated with Sclerotherapy?

Millions of men and women have spider and varicose veins. First introduced more than 100 years ago, sclerotherapy is a popular medical technique that permanently removes these enlarged veins, which are typically found in the legs. The procedure is also...

Feb 8th, 2016
What are Varicose Veins and How are They Treated?

Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins that are visible beneath the skin. These veins usually form in the legs and the feet, but they can be seen in other parts of the body as well. This vascular condition develops as a result of pressure that...

Feb 1st, 2016
True Varicose Vein Stories: The Felonious Feline

In the North Suburbs of Chicago, there are two types of people: cat people & dog people. I guess I always considered myself a dog person, now I know why that was a sensible decision. Not to alienate the cat people, but I once read a story originating...

Jan 26th, 2016
Brief candles, enduring lessons.

I know, it’s been a while since my last post. Mostly for good reasons…things, thank G-d, have been busy at Rosen Vein Care. Sometimes it’s tough to put words to page due to lack of time and opportunity. Other times, like now, it’s tough because the...

Jan 26th, 2016
To Treat or Not To Treat…That is the (vein treatment) question.

I spent a long time getting my medical training. Since my background is pretty broad…back-to-back residencies in Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine…and then doing MORE training in the specialty devoted to treating vein disease called Phlebology…

Jan 26th, 2016
My Kind of Town, Your Kind of Varicose Vein Treatments

You know, I wasn’t always a suburbanite doctor specializing in spider vein and varicose vein treatment. I’m a born-and-bred Chicagoan. North sider. I was raised a pop-not-soda-drinking, pothole-avoiding, early-and-often-voting, lawn-chair-parking-spot-savi

Jan 26th, 2016
Keep Calm & Sclero On: Vein Treatments = Doable

In under 2 weeks we’ll be celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of my oldest child, Jacob. He’s a great kid (apple…tree…’nuff said) and I couldn’t be more proud to be his Dad for too many reasons to mention during this short post…so I’ll spread the kvelling out...

Jan 26th, 2016
“Back to the Future Day” at Rosen Vein Care

Where is my hoverboard?! Where is my garbage-powered flying car?! These are the questions we are all asking today, October 21st 2015…which you may not know, is Back To The Future Day….the day that Marty McFly was transported to in Back To The Future 2.

Jan 26th, 2016
On Awesomeness: Transparency & Vein Treatment

Humankind has been putzing around the planet for about 2 million years or so…domesticating and taming our environment to make this place more survivable and habitable. During that time, we’ve come to gain some experience at how to go about things...

Jan 26th, 2016
Problem with varicose veins? Vein Specialist=Problem Solver

As a vein specialist in practice for a number of years, I have mentored a bunch of students who were thinking about going into medicine or other fields in health care. One of the common things they kvetch about…that all of us who went through it...

Jan 26th, 2016
Wishes vs Dreams: House of Mouse and Varicose Veins of Legs

I’m in Disneyworld. The “House of Mouse”. Away from my own magic kingdom of varicose vein and spider vein treatments. And if you’ve never been to Orlando in August, it’s like walking through soup… and then sometime in the afternoon the sky erupts and...

Jan 26th, 2016
(Early) New Year’s Resolutions & Vein Treatments

It’s officially Fall around Chicagoland; this year it looks like it might last longer than 5 minutes before we are inundated with snow. Even though there’s no snow on the ground…and it’s only October…it’s time for New Year’s resolutions.

Jan 26th, 2016
Pride Comes Before The Fall; Kvelling Before Summer

It’s the time of year when we celebrate our family members who have graduated…kindergarten through grad schools and beyond. For extended family, it’s a great reason to get together and celebrate…but for parents, it’s a time for what can only be best...

Jan 25th, 2016
Insurance Coverage For Vein Treatments: Medicare Cares!

Medicare Insurance Coverage For Treatment of Vein Disease Whatever your political ilk or inclination,you gotta give props when they are deserved, to those aspects of government “of the people” and “by the people” that actually work “for the people”.

Jan 25th, 2016
Another Modest Proposal: Grandfather Clocks & Vein Treatments

In the original “Modest Proposal” in 1729, Jonathan Swift suggested that the way to relieve society of the burden of poor children was, well…to eat them. No, he wasn’t serious. Yes, he was a freaking marketing genius. His satire was so inflammatory...

Jan 25th, 2016
Summer: A GREAT Time To Get Varicose Veins Evaluated!

Other than actually diagnosing and treating vein disease, my next most important role is serving as a teacher and advisor to my current and potential patients. That’s why I go and give lectures and write blog posts about vein disease as often as...

Jan 25th, 2016
Fauxcellarm and Spider Veins? I Don’t Know!

Though I work in a small niche on the frontier of modern medicine…Phlebology…or the field devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and spider veins and the underlying issues that may lead to them…I really try to keep up with new...

Jan 25th, 2016
Decision, Choice & Vein Doctors: There Can Be Only One

Many of you know that I used to be an attending physician in an Emergency Department before I did more training…passed another board exam…and worked as a vein doctor…specializing in diagnosing and treating spider veins and varicose veins.

Jan 25th, 2016
5 Things to Ask Your Vein Doctor

When I look at the data about visitors to my website, I see that people are finding me from all over the world. While that’s awesome and flattering, I can’t expect that patients would be willing to commute from The Netherlands or Australia to...

Jan 25th, 2016
(Vein Treatments) + (Sharing) = Rosen Vein Care-ing

When I first created the blog, I knew at the outset that I didnt want it to be solely about vein-related stuff. I spend a great deal of time discussing varicose and spider veins and reading about them and discussing them some more and performing...

Jan 25th, 2016
Think Left of Boom: Proactive vs Reactive Vein Treatment

The family and I are on vacation now and I have the great fortune of spending time in the company of a true hero…West Point graduate…veteran of 3 tours to the middle east where his job was to lead a group of men involved in dealing with things that go...

Jan 25th, 2016
Forget the Tie,Get Dad Compression Stockings! Vein Disease in Men

Father’s Day is coming this weekend…and that means you and I will be bombarded with spam and facebook posts with the typical banal statements that relate to the day. If you’ve read any of my other Vein Blog posts, you’ve already realized that I tend to...

Jan 25th, 2016
Vein Disease Tips #1: Preventing Economy Class Syndrome

Hello again! It’s Dr. Dave wiling to share some interesting vein facts…and the other half of my tuna sandwich from lunch if you need it. I regularly attend special conferences given by the American College of Phlebology ...

Jan 25th, 2016
Squad Goals…”Friends with Veinefits” in the North Shore

OK…so I tried the “Q&A” blog format per my internet guru’s recommendation, but in some ways I feel that it stifles my creativity. It’s kinda like telling Michaelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel with a rollerbrush and a bucket of beige paint.

Jan 25th, 2016
Q&A with Vein Doctor Rosen: “Why Did I Get Varicose Veins?”

It’s a new month, so I’d like to try a new format: Q & A. When I see patients in consultation regarding their leg veins I allow plenty of time to answer any questions. Since the central focus of my practice located in the North Shore area of Chicago ...

Jan 25th, 2016
Rosen Vein Care Lectures: Sclerotherapy

Definitive treatment for spider veins involves injections. Some will claim that superficial lasers or radiofrequency generators can do the job…but, in my opinion…based on experience…I would recommend starting with sclerotherapy first and use those other...

Apr 13th, 2015
Rosen Vein Lectures: Vein Treatments, Part 2

Long before my career as a vein doc performing varicose and spider vein treatments in the North suburbs of Chicago began, I worked a series of jobs and volunteered for many organizations around Chicagoland before and during my undergrad years:...

Mar 19th, 2015
Rosen Vein Rant #1: The Internet of Things Veiny

OK…so every once in a while I have to take a break from veinblogging to reflect on the Internet as a whole. Being a nerd…no, please…dont all jump up and disagree with me too hastily,thanks…I took a pretty early interest in the Internet back in the...

Mar 17th, 2015
Rosen Vein Lectures: Treatment Options, part 1

As a Chicago native and a successful North Suburban transplant, I’m a vein doctor that has seen some pretty significant changes happen around Chicagoland over the years. But all of the political, socioeconomic and demographic changes pale by comparison...

Mar 11th, 2015
Rosen Vein Lectures Diagnosis, Part 3: Classification

Pop Quiz: What do Chicago (and the Northern Suburbs) have in common with Antarctica? If you can’t answer the question then you are likely reading this on the veranda of your winter refuge someplace far away and warm. Yes, I still have sympathy for you...

Mar 9th, 2015
Rosen Vein Lecture 105: Diagnosis, part 2…The Ultrasound Exam

Diagnosis: The Ultrasound Don’t freak-out…this is not going to be an in-depth, headache-provoking foray into the vagaries of ultrasound physics. [whew!] Simply put, an ultrasound probe puts out sound waves that either pass through or bump into things.

Mar 5th, 2015
Rosen Vein Lecture105: Diagnosis, part 1…Recogizing the Problem

Rosen Vein Lectures 105: Diagnosing Vein Disease Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said something like “pornography is hard to define, but you know it when you see it.” That’s not always true when it comes to vein disease. It isn’t always...

Mar 2nd, 2015
RosenVeinLecture 104,Pt2: Why Bad Veins Happen To Good People

Venous Pathophysiology, Part 2 The whole of the Chicagoland area…including Northbrook where Rosen Vein Care is located…was once burdened by a sheet of glacial ice that oppressively flowed southward from Wisconsin. But hey…that’s just a theory.

Feb 24th, 2015
Rosen Vein 104:Pathophysiology or “Veins Gone Wild!”,Part 1

The North Suburbs of Chicago seems an idyllic place. Great schools. Lovely parks. The beautiful state-of-the-art Rosen Vein Care office in The Professional Plaza at Northbrook Court. But despite all the local trappings and amenities, we live in an...

Feb 23rd, 2015
Rosen Vein Lecture 103:Leg Vein Physiology(How veins work)

Some people living in Chicago and the Chicagoland Suburbs who happen to suffer from varicose and spider veins take comfort in the fact that for 8-9 months out of the year it’s too cold to wear shorts…and therefore they can avoid wearing shorts along...

Feb 16th, 2015
Rosen Vein Lecture 102: Lower Extremity Vein Anatomy

My goal for this blog is to provide patients suffering from varicose vein disease in the Chicagoland area with the tools they need to be the most informed patients they can be. Treating your varicose vein disease is a team effort and you are the most...

Feb 13th, 2015
Chicagoland Vein Lectures 101: Risk Factors for Vein Disease

So, you’ve decided to stick with Chicagoland Vein Blog on this journey to explore the strange and interesting world of vein disease. I thank you. I’m blogging from Vein Blog Central, our modern, comfortable office space located in Northbrook…

Feb 11th, 2015
The Vein Blog That Cares

Rosen Vein Care, one of the premier Chicagoland practices devoted solely to the field of Phlebology (the treatment of venous disease including varicose/spider veins) recently had a website rehab. In addition, it was high time to refresh the VeinBlog, too.

Feb 9th, 2015
Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are the veins underneath your skin that look red or blue. These veins sometimes become enlarged and can bulge or twist, as well as becoming raised above the skin’s surface. For many, they are unsightly and can also cause pain or discomfort.

Jan 26th, 2015