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What Does Radiofrequency Ablation Feel Like? Apr 7th, 2021

Are you one of the 40 million Americans who’ve been diagnosed with varicose veins? These unsightly veins are most commonly found in the legs. If left untreated, they can lead to different health concerns, such as mobility issues, ulcers, and blood clots.  At Hamptons Vein & Vascular in Rutherford and...

Venous Stasis Ulcers: What You Need to Know Mar 1st, 2021

When you have an open wound that doesn’t heal, it’s important to get help from a medical professional. Venous stasis ulcers — sores that form on your ankle or legs due to faulty veins — require medical diagnosis and attention since they form when an underlying condition isn’t managed.  Vascular...

5 Signs of Venous Insufficiency Feb 2nd, 2021

Did you know a condition called venous insufficiency affects about 40% of adults? And it’s not a condition that just affects senior citizens. In fact, it's most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 40-49 years.  At Hamptons Vein & Vascular, our vascular surgeon Rashmi Sharma, MD, RPVI, wants...

Health Benefits of Varicose Vein Treatment Jan 1st, 2021

The top complaint from most people who have varicose veins is the way they look. These twisted, bulging veins are close to the surface — just under your skin — and they can make you self-conscious about your legs’ appearance.  But at Hamptons Vein & Vascular in Rutherford and Westfield,...

Effective Treatments for Phlebitis Dec 1st, 2020

Phlebitis is a condition in which one or more of your veins becomes inflamed. It may seem like just an inconvenience, but if left untreated phlebitis can cause serious and even life-threatening complications. At Hamptons Vein & Vascular in Rutherford and Westfield, New Jersey, experienced vascular surgeon Rashmi Sharma, MD,...

Warning Signs of a Leg Ulcer Nov 5th, 2020

It’s easy to ignore swollen ankles or a feeling like your legs are heavy. But these minor problems could be an early indication of a more serious health concern — leg ulcers.   As part of our comprehensive line of vein and vascular services at Hamptons Vein & Vascular, Dr. Rashmi...

Venous Duplex Ultrasounds: What to Expect Oct 15th, 2020

Are you concerned about painful varicose veins or a potentially life-threatening blood clot in your leg? Venous duplex ultrasound offers a way to get a quick and accurate diagnosis so you can begin treatment as soon as possible.  At Hamptons Vein & Vascular, Dr. Rashmi Sharma and our care team...

Are Bulging Veins a Health Problem? Sep 9th, 2020

Are you self-conscious about your bulging veins? While many men and women have bulging veins, that doesn’t mean they can’t be a cause for embarrassment or avoiding short pants and skirts. While these veins are unsightly, are they a sign of an underlying health problem? Dr. Rashmi Sharma and our...

Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy Best For You? Aug 13th, 2020

Do you suffer from large, bulging varicose veins? You’re not alone. Research indicates that about 20% of Americans struggle with varicose veins and related symptoms. Fortunately, there’s a procedure that can help: ambulatory phlebectomy.   At Hamptons Vein & Vascular, Dr. Rashmi Sharma and our highly skilled providers understand how frustrating...

The Link Between Ulcers & Venous Insufficiency Jul 20th, 2020

Are you suffering from sore, swollen, and achy legs? Venous insufficiency — a condition that affects up to 40% of American adults — could be the cause. This troublesome health issue can also increase your risk of developing hard-to-heal venous skin ulcers.    At Hamptons Vein & Vascular, our highly skilled...

Foam vs. Liquid Sclerotherapy Jun 10th, 2020

Do spider veins or varicose veins have you wanting to cover up your legs, no matter the season? If so, you’re not alone. Over 40% of women report having at least one type of unsightly vein in their legs. Fortunately, sclerotherapy can help you say goodbye to unsightly veins in...

Are You a Candidate for Radiofrequency Ablation? May 13th, 2020

If you have varicose veins, you’re not alone. More than 40 million Americans deal with troublesome varicose veins. You know unsightly and painful varicose veins affect how you walk and move. But they can also affect how you feel about your appearance, making you feel self-conscious or too embarrassed to...

Do I Need To Wear Compression Hose? Apr 7th, 2020

Did you know that good circulation is an important contributor to your overall health? If you have issues with blood flow, it can lead to heart trouble, swelling, aches and pains in your legs and feet, and contribute to dangerous health conditions like deep vein thrombosis.   At Hamptons Vein &...

Varicose Veins: It’s Not Just an Older Woman’s Problem Mar 16th, 2020

Many people imagine varicose veins are a problem only older women face. But more than 40 million people of all ages in the United States suffer from this unsightly condition. Age does play a role in their development, but so do other factors like gender, weight, vocation, and genetics.  The...

What Should I Do Before Getting My Spider Veins Treated? Feb 11th, 2020

Did you know that about 60% of people develop unsightly spider veins throughout their lifetime? Spider veins may not cause serious medical complications, but they may make you self-conscious about showing your skin.  At Hamptons Vein & Vascular in Rutherford and Westfield, New Jersey, we understand the frustration unattractive spider...

Myths About Varicose Veins You Shouldn’t Believe Jan 21st, 2020

Varicose veins are a common vascular problem surrounded by many myths that can cause fear and delay or prevent treatment. Dr. Rashmi Sharma, a board-certified vascular surgeon at Hamptons Vein & Vascular, can help you distinguish between the facts and fiction that surround varicose veins and help you decide which...

How Treating Big, Blue Varicose Veins Can Improve Your Vascular Health Dec 24th, 2019

Varicose veins are big, bulging, twisted, blue-ish veins in your legs. If you have them, you’re not alone, because one in five adults suffers from varicose veins.  Most often, patients with varicose veins complain about their appearance. But varicose veins are a type of venous disease, and their presence can...

Do You Suffer From Leg Swelling? It Could be a Sign of venous insufficiency Nov 30th, 2019

Do you suffer from leg swelling, itching, pain, or restlessness? You could have venous insufficiency, a condition that affects some 40% of Americans. If undiagnosed and untreated, this condition can lead to serious complications.  At Hamptons Vein and Vascular with locations in Westfield and Rutherford, New Jersey, Dr. Rashmi Sharma...

What Causes Spider Veins and How Can I Get Rid of Them? Oct 31st, 2019

Do you have visible spider veins? These blue and purple patterns on your legs can make you hesitant to wear shorts or skirts. Thankfully, there’s a safe, effective solution to spider veins that can give you back your self-confidence and your stylish wardrobe. At Hamptons Vein and Vascular with locations...

Your Varicose Veins May Be More Than Just a Cosmetic Problem Sep 18th, 2019

Varicose veins are impossible to miss. These gnarled, bulging, dark purple and blue veins become the most noticeable feature of your legs and a cosmetic embarrassment — one of the reasons many patients come to Hamptons Vein & Vascular for treatment. Another reason our patients come in for varicose vein...