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Could You Have Venous Disease and Not Know it? Learn the Signs and Treatment Options Apr 23rd, 2020

Vein problems aren’t something to ignore. About 30% of Americans are affected by vein disease. Vein problems and diseases can seriously interfere with your quality of life. Veins are responsible for returning blood to your heart and lungs. Damaged veins or blood clots compromise the function of these pathways in...

What Can I Do About My Varicose Veins? Mar 12th, 2020

If you’ve noticed bulging, twisting veins on your legs, then you’re not alone. Over 40 million Americans currently suffer from varicose veins. Luckily, these days there are solutions. You don’t have to cover up your varicose veins with long clothing.  At Metroview Vascular and Surgical, in Charlotte and Gastonia, North...

Common Vein Diseases and Treatment Oct 22nd, 2014

The veins, like any other part of the body, can become diseased and cease to function properly. Common vein conditions include spider veins, varicose veins, blot clots, thrombosis and aneurysms. These venous conditions may come about for one or more reasons. Standing for prolonged periods of time, regularly lifting heavy objects, being...

Conservative Therapy for Varicose Veins Oct 16th, 2014

When thinking of treatment options for varicose veins, people typically think in terms of surgical options or non surgical procedures such as sclerotherapy.  In certain cases, however, it is recommendable to opt for conservative therapy before seeking out other treatment options. Conservative therapy involves negligible changes to a patient’s lifestyle, and can...

Understanding Varicose Veins Oct 7th, 2014

Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen veins that often develop under the skin of the legs. They are normally purple or dark blue in color, and can appear lumpy, twisted or bulging. They may cause you distress and embarrassment, but will not usually result in medical problems. The reason people develop...

Diagnosing and Treating An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Charlotte, NC Sep 22nd, 2014

The aorta, which extends from the heart to the abdomen, is the human body’s main provider of blood. It is approximately the width of a garden hose, and when it becomes enlarged and ruptures, life threatening bleeding can occur. An enlargement present in the lower portion of the aorta is known...

Treating Spider Veins With Sclerotherapy Sep 9th, 2014

Do you live with varicose veins, or spider veins?  Have you ever considered seeking treatment?  Metroview Vascular and Surgical performs sclerotherapy, along with other treatment options. The procedure involves a direct injection of a salt based solution into the vein, which irritates the vein’s lining, causing a clot, which will swell...

Diagnosing and Treating Aneurysms in Charlotte, NC Aug 12th, 2014

An aneurysm is classified as an abnormal enlargement of the arteries. If left untreated, an aneurysm can rupture and be fatal. Aneurysms oftentimes do not display symptoms, but when they do, they manifest in the form of blurred vision, drooping eyelids, dilated pupils, and weakness or numbness on one or both sides...

Peripheral Vascular Disease Diagnosis in Charlotte, North Carolina Aug 9th, 2014

Peripheral vascular disease, which is otherwise abbreviated as PVD, is a dangerous condition that describes the narrowing or the occlusion of arteries outside of the heart and brain due to plaque. Among the various risk factors for this disease are any elevated conditions of blood cholesterol or diabetes. Additionally, people...