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What is the Difference between Superficial Veins and Deep Veins? May 31st, 2020

Blood travels through our bodies in two different ways: through our arteries or veins. The main difference between a vein and an artery is their function. Arteries transport blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Veins transport blood back up from the legs to the heart. Overall,...

Can Certain Foods Be Good For Varicose Veins? Feb 20th, 2020

Foods that are good for veins may seem to good to be true. As we age, varicose veins may begin to appear in the lower extremities as these veins weaken, causing blood to pool and the walls of these veins to bulge.There really are foods good for vein health, however...

Vein Removal Treatment: Is It Permanent? Dec 5th, 2019

One of the most common questions that board certified surgeon Dr. Gregory Azia at We’re So Vain hears for his vein patients is, “How permanent is the vein removal treatment?” The answer is actually a little more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no” answer. Keep reading to find out...

Do you have stasis dermatitis and legs ulcers? Jun 6th, 2019

You are not alone and we can help At We’re So Vain in New London, board certified surgeon Dr. Gregory Azia often sees patients with dermatitis. This a common leg condition that causes ulcers, inflammation, and itchy, flaky skin on the lower legs. Both men and women can be affected...

Can Too Much Sun Cause Vein-Related Problems? Apr 17th, 2019

While sunny, warm weather can improve your frame of mind, too much sun exposure can negatively affect your varicose and spider veins.   We all know that ultraviolet rays can lead to sun damage and increased risk of skin cancer. It can also worsen vein conditions and even cause new venous issues....

Have You Had A Varicose Vein Treatment But Continue to Suffer? Apr 10th, 2019

Varicose veins are a common problem in the United States. Studies indicate that 21% of adults suffer from some form of varicose veins, which can be caused by insufficient blood flow or “CVI,” chronic venous insufficiency. Women are more affected than men. The symptoms of varicose veins increase with age and are among the top ten complaints people have when seeing their primary care physician. The symptoms of varicose veins range from...

How To Stay Healthy If You Have Diabetes And Vein Issues Mar 26th, 2019

Unfortunately, having diabetes can cause poor circulation and do damage to the nerves and arteries that control your blood vessels and heart. It may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke or cause additional health issues such as certain vein diseases. It is quite common for people with diabetes to have chronic venous disease (CVD) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Certain studies indicate that these diseases may increase the risk of blood clots. Board-certified...

Why Dr. Azia at We’re So Vain Recommends Compression Stockings Feb 28th, 2019

Before your vein procedure, one of our staff members will provide you with a prescription for compression stockings. You will be required to bring the stockings with you on the day of your appointment. You have probably heard of compression stockings, especially if you or someone you know have varicose...

Two Types of Visible Veins Nov 30th, 2018

If you notice a series of faint blue lines twisting around your thighs or calves? Of course, the first thing you may do is go to Dr. Google to find out how to get rid of spider veins. Some of the recommended home remedies include ginger tea, massage, and even...

Vein Disease: Our Suite of Services Can Help You Love Your Legs Again Oct 31st, 2018

Your legs work hard for you each and every day. They carry you to and from work and school. They make many of your favorite activities, like hiking, swimming, and biking, possible. And when it’s swimsuit season, they can even make you feel attractive and proud. Vein Disease can keep...

What are 7 Things Everyone Should Know about Vein Disease? Sep 26th, 2018

Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged veins that appear most commonly in the legs. While the symptoms of varicose veins may sometimes be only cosmetic, they can often advance to a variety of painful symptoms.  Here are 7 Things Everyone Should Know about Vein Disease? Did you know that approximately 40 million...

Top 8 Tips to Keep Your Legs Healthy Dec 31st, 2017

Our legs do a lot of work, from standing and walking, to climbing stairs and squatting. If you want to reduce your risk of developing varicose veins, or if you already have them and want to relieve your symptoms, you need to keep your legs healthy. Here are some tips...