Doctor Q&A for Dr. Craig Schwartz

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
Nothing specific: Unfortunately, there is no specific food item or group that improves the health of blood vessels. Common sense dictates that a healthy diet with plent ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
Should Not Matter: Although the use of hormonal birth control does have a higher risk for potential clotting, the presence of varicose veins shouldn't effect which metho ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
Absolutely Not: Exercise does not cause or lead to varicose veins. In fact, exercise is one of the components of what we refer to as conservative care, which helps re ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
Several weeks: Phlebitis refers to inflammation in superficial veins, but more generally implies clot in them. This is not the dangerous deep vein clot, or dvt. With ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
Vein Center: Quality information regarding sclerotherapy can be found through a dedicated, experienced vein center, where a full exam can be performed to determine ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
Laser seals the vein: Evlt uses laser energy to collapse, or seal closed, the underlying vein, typically the saphenous vein, which is abnormal with insufficiency or reflux. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
Absolutely: Varicose veins are generally due to underlying venous insufficiency or reflux, which can be readily identified by a vein specialist by duplex ultrasou ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
End stage change: Stasis dermatitis is one of the complications, or end stage changes of varicose venous disease and/or chronic venous insufficiency. It represents a br ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
No and Yes: Superficial thrombophlebitis is not a dangerous problem, and is rarely serious, and essentially never fatal. Dvt, or deep vein thrombosis, on the othe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
34 years experience Phlebology
Conservative treat: The good news is that, while annoying, thrombophlebitis is not typically a dangerous problem, it is not the very serious dvt. It is treated by a regim ... Read More
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