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Vein and Vascular Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know May 28th, 2020

Are you worried about your vein health, or have you been diagnosed with a form of vascular disease? In the midst of a global crisis, it can be hard to decide what to do when you’re faced with a medical need that might not be “essential.”  At Bloomfield Vein &...

Vascular Complications of Diabetes: What You Need to Know Apr 28th, 2020

Diabetes can increase your risk of many other health issues, including vascular problems. In most cases, vascular issues in people with diabetes show up as problems in the legs, feet, and toes. At Bloomfield Vein & Vascular PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Dr. Diego Hernandez can diagnose vascular issues related...

Could You Have Venous Disease and Not Know it? Learn the Signs and Treatment Options Mar 2nd, 2020

Venous disease, also known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), affects a significant number of Americans. Many people have no idea they have venous disease, meaning CVI can go untreated for long periods of time and end up causing significant health issues. Because symptoms gradually develop over years, people often accept...

What's the Difference Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins? Feb 1st, 2020

The veins in your lower extremities are essential to your well being. Because of what we do during our daily activities, whether it be standing, sitting or walking, these veins must continually fight the forces of gravity to help return blood to the heart. Sometimes, and for different reasons, the...

Learn About PAD and the Minimally Invasive Options available to treat it Jan 1st, 2020

Left untreated, Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, has the potential to diminish your health and well-being and in some cases, lead to serious complications. Fortunately, with the appropriate guidance, you can successfully manage your symptoms and have a high quality of life. Many patients with PAD wonder if they’ll have...

Innovations in Diabetic Wound Care Dec 1st, 2019

If you have diabetes, your risk of a non-healing foot or leg wound can double or even triple. Not to mention, your chances of having a lower limb amputation can also increase. That’s because one of the most common complications of diabetes is poor circulation in the feet and legs,...

Are Varicose Veins Hereditary? Nov 1st, 2019

Over half of the adult population in the United States has some type of vein disease, but only 20-25% of American women and 10-15% of American men have visible varicose veins. This condition often appears to run in families, but familial connection isn’t the only factor that contributes to varicose...

The Importance of Seeking Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis Oct 1st, 2019

It is easy to brush off strange sensations in your calf or leg, but they can indicate a dangerous condition like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), especially if associated with leg swelling. This very serious medical problem develops when you have a blood clot in a vein located deep inside your...

Understanding the Basics of May-Thurner Syndrome Sep 1st, 2019

Do you have a history of deep vein thrombosis or persistent pain and swelling in your lower extremities? Have you or a loved one undergone hip or knee surgery but continue to experience leg swelling and difficulty walking. Have you had your veins treated without any resolution of your symptoms,...

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous to Your Health? Aug 1st, 2019

Enlarged and twisted veins, typically in the legs, are known as varicose veins. Roughly 30 million American adults are diagnosed with varicose veins, the majority being women. The condition can be brought on by age, obesity, prolonged standing, sedentary lifestyle, and pregnancy; developing varicose veins seems to be associated with...

How Diabetes Can Affect the Health of Your Lower Extremity Arteries Jul 19th, 2019

The high blood glucose levels that accompany diabetes damage the arteries that are part of your circulatory system. When the blood flow through the arteries in your legs and feet slows, a condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD), you may develop difficulty walking, pain in your foot or leg,...

5 Things You Need to Know About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Jun 13th, 2019

Peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, is a narrowing of your peripheral arteries, or arteries outside of your heart. PAD mostly occurs in the arteries in your legs, but can also affect the arteries that deliver oxygenated blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach. This...