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Are Your Leg Symptoms Affecting Your Quality of Life? A Doctor's Discussion Guide About PVD Jul 21st, 2021

The human body contains more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels, which ensure that your body circulates the oxygen and nutrients it needs. When there’s a problem with the vessels in your legs, which we group under peripheral vascular disease (PVD), you can be left with quality-of-life symptoms that range...

Why Are Women More Susceptible to Varicose Veins? Jun 28th, 2021

There are many different gender-specific health issues between men and women and varicose veins certainly qualify. While both genders can develop these bulging veins, women are twice as likely as men to have varicose veins for several reasons, and we explore them here. At Central Coast Vein & Vascular, board-certified...

Putting the Brakes on Diabetes Complications May 25th, 2021

If you have diabetes, you need to take your risk of developing complications seriously. Why? Because diabetes doubles your risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke. Diabetes is also a leading cause of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. At Central Coast Vein & Vascular, we work with...

Overview: Minimally Invasive Treatments for Bothersome Leg Veins Apr 12th, 2021

Many people want to eliminate superficial (or surface) veins for cosmetic reasons, but there are other health reasons to seek treatment. In the case of spider veins, they seldom cause symptoms or represent a health concern and you don’t need to treat them unless you want to improve your appearance....

May-Thurner Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment Mar 23rd, 2021

If your left leg is swollen and painful, especially if your symptoms came on suddenly, you may have signs of May-Thurner syndrome (MTS). MTS can slowly develop for years without causing symptoms. When symptoms appear, it’s essential to schedule an exam at Central Coast Vein and Vascular to diagnose the...

Preventing Amputation: Know the Stages of Vascular Disease Feb 12th, 2021

Did you know that vascular disease is the top cause of lower-limb amputations? Conditions that restrict blood flow account for 54% of all amputations. Central Coast Vein & Vascular specializes in preventing amputation by working closely with patients, identifying their risks and treating their vascular disease with therapies that restore...

What Causes Vascular Disease? Jan 14th, 2021

Vascular disease is one of the most common problems you will encounter as you get older, but you can take steps to prevent these conditions and Central Coast Vein & Vascular can help. We offer early screening and create a plan to lower your risk through lifestyle changes and advanced...

What’s the Difference Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins? Dec 12th, 2020

There’s no doubt that spider veins and varicose veins have a big impact on your appearance. Most people who contact Central Coast Vein & Vascular for treatment simply want to eliminate the unsightly veins and love their legs again. But there are differences between varicose veins and spider veins (beyond...

5 Things You Need to Know About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Nov 29th, 2020

More than 8 million Americans aged 40 and over have peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that’s typically caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis develops when cholesterol and other fats form plaque in your arteries. Though PAD can affect your arms and legs, it’s most often found in your lower limbs. At...

Watch Dr. Spearman on preventing amputations Oct 20th, 2020

According to the CDC, diabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States with more than 25 million people affected. Those affected with diabetes undergo an alarming 130,000 amputations each year. Worldwide, a leg is amputated every 30 seconds with 85% of these amputations resulting from a diabetic...

What is Interventional Radiology? Oct 11th, 2020

Did you know there are minimally invasive treatments available for varicose and spider veins, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and other vascular disease conditions? Treatments that are highly effective but less disruptive than traditional surgery? Good news – there are! And they all fall under the medical specialty known as interventional...