Vein Disease Can Contribute to Restless Legs Syndrome

Joseph G. Magnant, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.P.VI. Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is believed to affect as much as ten percent of the population in the United States. A patient, Laura, is among that group, but it wasn’t until she was older that her RLS symptoms really began to distress her. It was in the evenings…

Behind Bulging Varicose Veins!

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Martha had a really hard time sleeping through the night because her legs felt so achy and heavy. During the day, Martha’s legs and ankles would swell and ache. She also had unsightly varicose veins. Martha was fed up with her legs bothering her so finally she came to…

How to Find the Right Vein Specialist

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RVPI Today, it is important for patients to take an active role in researching their medical care. Fortunately, the internet is a great resource that provides patients with information to research health care providers along with the current available treatment options. Despite all the information regarding advanced medical treatments being…

What will you RESOLVE to do in 2016?

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI As each New Year dawns, many of us spend the weeks or months preceding the turning of the calendar contemplating potential New Year resolutions. I have RESOLVED to renew and further my commitment to the education of the general public and physician community regarding the wide variety of presentations…

Orthopedic Pain and it’s relation to Venous Insufficiency

Fran, an active medical office manager for her husband’s OB-GYN practice, decided to retire near the Gulf waters in Cape Coral. Happy in her Florida home, Fran immediately became involved in her community. She found herself on the go all the time. As she stayed busy with all of her activities, her knee began to…

Nighttime Urination? It could be your veins!

Find out how frequent nighttime urination can be related to venous insufficiency. Frequent trips to the bathroom, especially at night, are often seen as a natural occurrence of either age or simply water consumption, and, because of this, are often ignored or seen as inconsequential.  Nighttime urination, however, can be the sign of a serious…

Venous Insufficiency as a Medical Disease, Not a Cosmetic Concern

What do Varicose Veins, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes mellitus have in common? If you have been told by your physician that your varicose veins are cosmetic or pose no immediate threat or that your swollen achy legs are just something you are going to have to live with, you might want to…

Venous insufficiency: an obscure and elusive disease

I have written more than 20 different articles over the past few years about venous insufficiency highlighting the different patient types and presentations of this common disease. Just when I feel as though I have seen every possible clinical presentation or story, another patient with a different story walks through our doors. It remains clear to me that our continued efforts at sharing our clinical experience regarding the various and often obscure presentations of symptomatic venous insufficiency are well worth it.