clogged arteries, Reno, NV

Understanding Why Your Arteries Clog

Our arteries are the superhighways that carry oxygenated blood to every inch of the body, from the brain to the toes. We all begin our path with clean arteries. Their walls are smooth and the blood flows through them without any impedance. But as we become adults, our arteries can begin to narrow thanks to […]

sclerotherapy | Reno NV

Don’t Invite Your Spider Veins to the New Year’s Party

Most of us live in Reno and the surrounding areas because of all the outdoor fun that is so close at hand. Hiking, biking, golfing, camping, swimming up at Tahoe. It seems we’re always in shorts, a sundress, or a swimsuit. Winter is no different, with trips up to Incline Village or Alpine Meadows, just […]

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Reno NV

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Do you know you have a blood vessel in your body that’s about the size of a typical garden hose? Yes, the aorta is a big blood vessel. It has to be because it is the highway for carrying blood from the heart to the head, arms, and down through the pelvis to the legs. […]

Coronary Artery Disease Reno NV

Coronary Artery Disease

Since we’re all about veins and the vascular network that runs through our bodies, this month let’s get serious about coronary artery disease, colloquially known as heart disease. Here are some facts and risk factors. In the U.S. heart disease is responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths, around 610,000 people annually. Heart disease is […]

Laser Ablation Reno NV

Giving Varicose Veins the Laser Treatment

Varicose veins are an unwelcome addition to anyone’s legs. Their raised appearance and usual blue or purple color are hard to miss. Plus, they can be painful. At Nevada Vein and Vascular, we offer various methods for removing varicose veins, including laser ablation. What is laser ablation? While the name sounds somewhat intense, the procedure […]

Carotid Endarterectomy Reno NV

When Your Arteries Harden

In Reno, and across America, we don’t follow the best advice for what we eat and how much we exercise. The result is atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries. When the arteries in question are the ones carrying blood to the heart, this is known as coronary artery disease, and that would be […]

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Reno NV

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

When you have peripheral arterial disease your arteries in your legs have either become narrower or are completely blocked. You’ll know if this is happening when you cramp or ache in your buttocks, calves, or thighs when walking or climbing stairs. This isn’t something to take lightly. When you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), it’s […]

Vein Removal Reno NV

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

What happens when you have a varicose vein near the surface of the skin that is too large to treat with sclerotherapy but too small to treat with laser ablation? Microphlebectomy happens, and the vein goes away. Also known as ambulatory phlebectomy or stab phlebectomy (both of which make the procedure sound kind of scary […]

Vascular Services Reno, NV

What’s the Deal with Compression Stockings?

At Nevada Vein and Vascular, most of our procedures are followed by the patient wearing compression stockings for a period of time afterward. Since most people have never worn compression stockings, they wonder what’s up with this leg-squeezing hosiery? Here’s some info on compression stockings and why we love them. How compression stockings work Medical-grade […]

VeinGogh Reno NV

VeinGogh Paints a Better Picture of Ugly Spider Veins

Spider veins are just one of many unfortunate realities of aging. These little networks of red, blue, or purple veins are visible on the surface of the legs. They can be due to simple aging, genetics, and your occupation. In the past, we’ve used sclerotherapy at Nevada Vein and Vascular to remove spider veins. This […]

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