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Should I get cosmetic laser work done if I have leg pain ?
Monday, November 12, 2012

 

If you have symptoms in your legs, like aching, pain, heaviness, tiredness, fatigue, itching, cramping, throbbing, restless legs and swelling, then you should get a Doppler ultrasound study of the venous system. If the study shows no evidence of venous insufficiency, then the csmetic work can be completed. If there is venous insufficiency, it should be treated with the EVLT procedure or VNUS CLosure. Cosmetic work should be on hold until the valvular sources of insufficiency in the venous system are fixed.

 

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A novel experimental technique to treat vein problems with GLUE - Min and Raabe
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

 

A novel glue application in medicine for venous disease has been used in an animal model.

 

Cyanoacrylate was used as the glue adhesive in this animal model.

 

The authors concluded that "intravascular injection of cyanoacrylate is feasible for closure of superficial veins in animal models. These findings warrant further animal studies of this proprietary cyanoacrylate to assess efficacy, safety and its effects on perivenous structures".

 

The study was published in the January 2012 issue of Phlebology (volume 19, E publication).

 

Dr. hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

 

What occupations increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins ? Buffalo vein Expert
Sunday, December 16, 2012

 

 

What occupations increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins ?

 

 

There are many occupations that predispose individuals to develop varicose veins and this has been substantiated from the phlebology literature. Phlebologists are vein specialists who take care of spider veins, varicose veins, venous insufficiency and complications arising from untreated or poorly treated vein conditions.

 

It has been my clinical experience that it is not only the factory laborers that develop varicose veins. Professions that are at increased risk because they stand or sit a lot are : 

 

Doctors and nurses

 

Secretaries and administrative assistants

 

Cashiers

 

Hair dressers and barbers

 

Airline pilots, flight attendants and air traffic controllers

 

911 dispatchers

 

Retail workers

 

Barteners and waitresses

 

Truck drivers, cabbies and school bus drivers

 

Quality control technicians

  • Factory workers and machinists

 

Massage therapists, Physical therapists and Occupational therapists

 

Coffee house baristas

 

Fast food chain workers

 

Accountants

 

Bank tellers

 

and many many more

 

 

If you have an occupation which demands that you sit or stand for a long time, get up and move - walk regularly and move your legs. Simply walking for 1 minute every 15-30 minutes can activate your calf muscle pump and pump stagnant blood out of the legs. Stagnant bood causes chronic inflammation of the vein valves which results in venous insufficciency. Venous insufficiency is the harbinger of varicose veins, spider veins, symptoms of swelling and aching in the legs and also trophic skin changes of the skin.

 

 

 

Buffalo Vein Expert has published 6 books about varicose veins, venous insufficiency
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian welcomes patients from Ontario, Canada. Our offices are minutes away from the Peace Bridge and patients can be in and out of the office in less than 90 minutes and expect to return to work the same day in 99% of cases.  Our offices will help make arrangements for those who want to spend the night in the U.S. - but 99% of our patients drive back home to Canada immediately after leaving the office.

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

 

Olympic Athlete Struggles with Varicose Veins
Thursday, January 10, 2013

 

Patients often feel that they are the only ones out there struggling with leg pain and varicose veins. As a matter of fact, in an internal study done in our practice, one in 3 women and 1 in 2 men tell us that they have mentioned to their primary care physicians 'for years' that they have leg problems and were told "to wear stockings".

 

The fact is, however, that these patients are not alone- one in four Americans have some form of vein disorder. Some notable personalities, like an Olympic athlete have come out to tell their stories. 

 

U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Summer Sanders shares her story of suffering with varicose veins. “As a life-long athlete and Olympic swimmer, I never thought a condition like varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) would affect me. It soon hit me that, even though I was active, I was starting to get my mother’s legs....

 

It’s important for people to realize that varicose veins and CVI can happen to anyone and they are more than just a cosmetic issue. But you don’t have to live with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms. There are minimally-invasive treatments available that are covered U.S. by many insurance plans.

 

Call to schedule an appointment for consultation @ 716-839-3638.

 

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Varicose Veins and Pregnancy
Monday, January 21, 2013

 

Family history is a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins during pregnancy.  An enlarging uterus is also a risk factor for developing varicose veins during pregnancy. Untreated venous insufficiency also places you at significant risk to develop varicose veins and leg swelling during pregnancy.

 

You certainly can't do anything about your family history or the fact that your uterus enlarges with ech trimester, impeding blood return from the lower extremities, there are certain things you can do to reduce your risk of developing varicose veins. Here are some things you can do:

 

  1. elevate your legs as much as you can
  2. wear compression stockings
  3. walk daily and regularly

 

A general rule is that if you develop thrombophlebitis or clots in your varicose veins during pregnancy you should go to the emergency room and insist on getting a venous Doppler scan and seek urgent medical consultation from a vein specialist (phlebologist) or vascular surgeon.

 

If the varicose veins do not go away 4 months after delivery, treatment for the varicose veins is recommended. Treatment must occur only after you stop breastfeeding.

 

 

Varicose veins and venous stasis ulcer - image
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

 

 

 

image of varicose veins and venous stasis ulcer from performancevein.com

 

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian welcomes patients from Ontario, Canada. Our offices are minutes away from the Peace Bridge and patients can be in and out of the office in less than 90 minutes and expect to return to work the same day in 99% of cases.  Our offices will help make arrangements for those who want to spend the night in the U.S. - but 99% of our patients drive back home to Canada immediately after leaving the office.

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

 

 

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