Can You Take a Bath After Sclerotherapy?

Can You Take a Bath After Sclerotherapy? An outpatient vein treatment frequently used to address varicose veins and spider veins is called sclerotherapy. During this procedure, a vein specialist uses a very fine needle to slowly inject a solution into the affected vein, causing it to close off. Once the affected vein collapses, the blood reroutes to healthier veins. As time passes, the body reabsorbs the treated vein. Directly following your sclerotherapy treatment, you should avoid hot baths, hot showers, hot tubs, hot compresses, whirlpools and saunas for at least a few days because the heat emitted during these activities causes the veins to dilate (enlarge). What to Expect as…

When should you be concerned about chest pain?

When should you be concerned about chest pain? Chest pain is a common symptom of a heart attack, but it can also be a sign of other health problems. In fact, only 6% of people who come to the ER due to chest pain end up being diagnosed with cardiac problems. Learn when it’s important to see emergency medical care and when your chest pain is likely due to something else. Chest Pain Associated with Cardiac Problems Chest pain is one of the classic symptoms of a heart attack, though not everyone who has a heart attack experiences this type of pain. People who have had a heart attack often…

When to See a Vein Specialist

Many people believe that the main reason to see a physician about a vein problem is a cosmetic one.  In fact, vascular issues can lead to significant complications requiring treatment by a vein specialist.  Being aware of both the signs of and the risk factors for vein disease helps patients seek and receive early treatment.  This can help prevent serious problems. Symptoms of Vein Disease The Office of Women’s Health (OWH) reports that as many as 55 percent of U.S. women and 45 percent of men have some type of vein issue.  Varicose veins affect one of every two people who are at least 50 years old. These abnormal vessels…