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Category Archives: Varicose Veins Treatment

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Can You Prevent Varicose Veins?

In Northern Michigan winter can be a tough slog. But think of the bright side — at least you can cover up those pesky varicose veins on your calves! Varicose veins aren’t beloved by anyone. The raised veins making curly paths across your legs are unsightly, but at least they usually stop at that. Varicose […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2022
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Let’s Glue those Varicose Veins Closed

Treatments for varicose veins have dramatically improved over the past 15 years. Formerly, varicose veins usually had to be removed surgically with vein stripping. This could require up to four weeks of recovery. Today, stripping is rarely necessary, as Dr. Heeringa can usually use minimally invasive options for closing off varicose veins. One of those […]


What’s the Deal with Compression Stockings?

At Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, most of our procedures are followed by the patient wearing compression stockings for a period of time afterwards. Since most people have never worn compression stockings, they wonder what’s up with this leg-squeezing hosiery? Here’s some info on compression stockings and why we love them. How compression stockings work Medical-grade […]







Summer Exercise with Varicose Veins

Summer heat can cause swelling in your legs and feet, especially during exercise. You may notice more discomfort from your varicose veins – more pain, aching, or swelling than usual. Exercise is important for your overall health as well as your vein health, and these exercises can help protect you from complications with your varicose […]



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