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Don’t Live With Regret – Seek Vein Disease Treatment in New Jersey Today

vein disease treatment in New Jersey Vein disease treatment in New Jersey has its challenges.  One of which is being a varicose vein removal expert in New Jersey and trying to write informative articles about the dangers of untreated vein disease – knowing in advance how a certain percentage of our reading audience will react.

We know from experience that they’ll read the articles we post about the consequences that untreated varicose veins are going to have on their lives and their overall health, and they’ll say to themselves, “Yup, all those side effects sure sound terrible, all right. But these are things that happen to other people. My varicose veins aren’t that bad, so I don’t have to do anything about them yet.”

There is a word for what this reaction results in: REGRET

The dictionary definition of regret is: a feeling of sadness or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do.

Varicose veins aren’t just an unsightly inconvenience. They are the surface signs of a deeper, more serious vein disease that – left untreated – is going to lead to more serious health problems. It isn’t that untreated vein disease “could” or “might” lead to more serious health problems. It will lead to them. The disease that causes varicose veins has a very clear progression – first the ugly veins themselves, then swelling in your legs and ankles, accompanied by pain that makes it more and more difficult to walk or stand for more than a few minutes. The next step of this disease progression will be changes to the skin on your legs, as it becomes discolored and brittle and susceptible to injury, often leading to bleeding leg ulcers that don’t respond to topical treatment and refuse to heal. If you’d like to see what the end point (ie: when someone skips vein disease treatment in New Jersey or by any professional anywhere for that matter) of this disease progression looks like, take a look at the photos on the Consequences page of our website.

This disease progression is so common that, speaking as experienced New Jersey vascular doctors, we can predict that it’s going to happen to a large percentage of people with varicose veins. And even these symptoms aren’t as bad as what the untreated vein disease is doing beneath the surface – increasing your risk of more serious conditions like obesity, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease. Would you regret it if these things happened? You bet you would.

Modern vein disease treatment in New Jersey can avoid all of this, and avoid regret

So if you have varicose veins – or even a family history of them – don’t procrastinate, and thus risk regret. Pick up your phone and give some of the top vein doctors in Bergen County a call at 201-693-4847 and schedule a consultation. You won’t regret it.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Discusses Top Resources to Help You Achieve Peak Vascular Health

People intent on achieving a health goal often look for resources to help them achieve it. If you’re concerned with keeping your heart healthy – and who wouldn’t be, given that heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans – you just look in the telephone book or online and there are any number of cardiologists, counselors, support groups, and other specialists happy to help you. If you are trying to lose weight, there are even more resources available to you.

What New Jersey residents need to know about vein health resources

But what do you do if your goal is to keep your veins healthy? Who do you talk to as a resource to help you achieve this goal? As many people have discovered, if you ask your general practitioner for advice on how to achieve healthy veins, you’ll probably be told to eat a healthy diet, stop smoking, and get more exercise. And while this advice is true, it’s probably not exactly what you were looking for if your goal was to determine the current state of your venous health and how to improve it.

Fortunately, just after your GP tells you to eat better and get more exercise, his or her next words are probably going to be, “See a vein specialist.” Doctors know better than anyone else that vascular medicine is a specialized study, one that requires years of training and diligent practice to master. Even detecting vein diseases such as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) requires years of specialized training in the use of Doppler ultrasound and other diagnostic tools. How to treat venous disorders using state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques like sclerotherapy or endovenous laser therapy requires even more training and experience.

Chuback Medical Group has what you’re looking for in a vein health resource

Dr. John Chuback has been a leader in the field of vein disease treatment in NJ for many years, and has a stellar reputation as a New Jersey vascular doctor. He has the training and expertise to know when symptoms like swollen legs and ankles are the result of overexertion, and when they are indicators of serious vein diseases such as CVI or DVT. He can help you when your varicose veins start become more than a “cosmetic concern,” and start causing so much pain that all you can do is sit on the sofa saying “my legs hurt.”
Dr. Chuback knows how to listen and communicate effectively with his patients, and how to help them overcome lifestyle conditions such as obesity or inactivity that can increase their risk of vein disease. He can treat your vein problems using the latest, state-of-the-art treatment methodologies, but he can also help by prescribing effective diet and exercise programs that can help you stay healthy after your current vein problems have been treated.

How do I take advantage of these vein health resources?

This is a good question, and one with a simple answer – pick up the phone and call Chuback Medical Group today at 201-693-4847 today to schedule a venous heath screening. During this screening (which takes only about an hour), Dr. Chuback can perform painless, non-invasive tests to accurately determine the state of your vein health. If vein disease is found, he can propose to you the most effective options for treating it. If he finds no vein disease but detects a number of factors that increase your risk of developing it in the future, he can prescribe ways to reduce that risk. Make that call and allow Dr. Chuback to become your personal vein health resource – you’ll be happy you did.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Explains How You Should Prepare for Your First Vein Appointment

As they begin their vein disease treatment in New Jersey, many of our patients at Chuback Medical Group are a little hesitant when we suggest that they start by undergoing a venous health screening. We understand their hesitation, because many medical tests require patients to fast beforehand, or make them endure painful and invasive procedures during the test itself.
Relax. A vein screening isn’t like this at all. It’s a simple, painless, and above all non-invasive procedure that will enable your New Jersey vascular doctor to give you an accurate assessment of your vein health in about an hour. You really don’t need to “prepare” for it at all, except to gather some family health information beforehand, if you don’t know it already.

So what does a vein health screening involve?

As performed by the best vein doctor in New Jersey, your screening will start with a physical examination, during which Dr. John Chuback will ask specific questions about your general health and your possible risks for vein disease. Because vein disease is hereditary, he may ask additional questions about your close family’s history with varicose veins or other vein diseases, obesity, smoking, cardiovascular disease, or living a sedentary lifestyle. This is not to be intrusive in any way, but to help us determine the level of vein disease risk you have inherited. Next, Dr. Chuback may ask about specific symptoms, such as whether you have noticed varicose veins on your legs, and if so, whether they cause you discomfort or pain. If you are female, he may also ask whether you have given birth, or are taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, because these can also increase your vein disease risk.

What actual tests are performed, and do they hurt?

The purpose of the tests performed during a vein health screening is to determine the exact causes of any symptoms you are experiencing, and to allow the doctor to determine what the best treatment options may be. Dr. Chuback may start with blood pressure readings, sometimes taken at both wrist and ankle because this allows us to measure the difference between the two readings, which can help to detect chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, one of the primary causes of varicose veins.

Next, we use a Doppler ultrasound to look below the surface of the skin to visualize the veins themselves and the blood flowing through them. This enables the doctor to see blockages or impairments to normal blood flow. Ultrasound is painless, safer than X-rays, and causes no discomfort at all. Other tests may be performed, depending on what the doctor finds with ultrasound, but rest assured that they will be as painless as everything we’ve discussed so far.

You can prepare by making a list of questions of your own

At Chuback Medical Group, we want to work with you to help you achieve your health goals, so it really helps us if you come prepared with things you want to know from your screening. Examples of questions you might ask include:

• “What did you find? Are my symptoms due to vein disease?”
• “If I don’t have vein disease currently, what can I do to prevent it?”
• “What would be the result of avoiding or delaying treatment?”
• “If I do have vein disease, what are my treatment options?”

Now that you know how simple and painless a vein health screening is, isn’t it time to make that call to 201-693-4847 to schedule one? We think you’ll be happy with your first experience with the best spider and varicose vein doctors in New Jersey.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Discusses the Most Common Vein Disease Treatment Misconceptions

Ask most people to explain what “vein disease” is, and chances are they’ll think for a moment and reply “Varicose veins, right?” And they would be correct, in that varicose veins and smaller spider veins are a part of the larger field of vein disease, but they are far from all of it. In fact, these swollen and discolored veins aren’t even the disease itself; they’re a symptom of a deeper disease called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, which impairs the entire circulatory system.

The general public has even more misconceptions with regard to how vein disease is treated. Many remember stories told to them by their grandmothers, and still believe that varicose veins can only be removed via surgery, which has to be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia, and which involves long and painful recovery periods and potential scarring. None of this is true, and these stories are a shame, because they prevent people from seeking treatment that they really need. In this article we’ll clear up a few of these misconceptions.

What New Jersey residents need to know about the realities of modern vein disease treatment

First, those stories about the “bad old days” of varicose vein treatment were true, at the time. But there have been marvelous advances in modern medicine since then. In terms of diagnosis, Spider and varicose vein doctors in New Jersey are no longer limited to what they can see on the surface of the skin. Advances such as ultrasound allow them to look beneath the surface of the skin to visualize blood flowing through the veins, and to pinpoint failures in the venous valves that indicate CVI, or blockages that indicate the presence of blood clots.

When it comes to treatment itself, there have been even more important advances. Almost all forms of vein disease can be treated these days using minimally-invasive procedures that do not require hospitalization, and which are virtually pain-free so that they don’t even require anesthesia, and also have much shorter “recovery periods.” You can walk into the comfortable offices of Chuback Medical Group with a vein problem, and walk out without it in about an hour.

Another misconception – vein disease is primarily a “women’s disease” and treatment is “merely cosmetic”

Yes, for hormonal reasons more women get vein disease than men, but this misconception prevents many of the 45% of men who have it from seeking treatment that they really need. And yes, it’s true that varicose veins are unattractive, and that removing them improves one’s appearance, but there are many other reasons to seek treatment. If left untreated, these swollen and discolored veins don’t get better – they get worse, and can become covered with open, bleeding leg ulcers that do not heal and that cause so much pain that you can no longer walk.

Varicose veins are far from the worst form of venous disease. That would be deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, in which blood clots form in the deep veins of your legs. If this form of vein disease is left untreated or undiagnosed because of misconceptions that lead people to believe it doesn’t need to be taken seriously, these clots can migrate through the veins to the lungs or to the brain. The former causes pulmonary embolism, and the latter causes stroke – over 300,000 Americans per year die of these complications from vein disease.

So what’s the real truth about vein disease and its treatment?

The truth about vein disease is that it is very much a real disease, and that there are many valid medical reasons why you should seek vein disease treatment in New Jersey and from a New Jersey vascular doctor. And the truth about vein disease treatment is that modern methods make it fast, easy, and effective.

Now that you know this, isn’t it worth a few minutes of your time to call Dr. John Chuback today at 201-693-4847 today to schedule a venous heath screening to find out what the state of your venous health really is? These screenings take only about an hour, and at the end of that time the best vein doctor in New Jersey will be able to explain to you how to treat your vein disease if you have it, and possibly more important, how to prevent it if you don’t.

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Dr. John Chuback Recognized by Vein Global for his Unique Contributions

Dr. John Chuback , Medial Director of the Chuback Medical Group, has been formally recognized by Vein Global (www.veinglobal.com) for their contribution to the new and innovative initiative in venous health.

Vein Global (www.veinglobal.com) is an innovative educational resource hub for physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators and other professionals involved in vein health. Vein Global, established with support from industry experts Cini-Med and Paramount/MD, is organized as an offshoot of the International Vein Congress (IVC) – a leader in the continuing medical education of venous disease. The IVC conference has been held annually in Miami for over a decade.

The reason I personally got involved with Vein Global is because there was a dire need for such a platform and that the individuals behind this initiative are the best in the world at what they do. There is no other online resource that brings this kind of fresh approach to venous disease while at the same time acting as the definitive educational source on cutting edge vein treatment.
As a premium healthcare media brand with a mission to cover all affairs, business, culture and the latest scientific findings as they pertain to vein disease around the globe, Vein Global will deliver information year-round, via web broadcast and educational divisions. The Vein Global audience includes all participants of the venous space: physicians and other health care providers, the medical device industry, those who finance innovation, policy makers, and third party payers.

IVC President Jose I. Almeida, M.D., Paramount/MD President Victor A. Sirgado, and Cini-Med President Kevin McGovern will manage and direct Vein Global’s initiatives. “The Vein Global website’s Education, Venous Practice, and Research sections will become a trigger for global debate on improving the way physicians approach patient care,” said Managing Partner Dr. Almeida.

I am totally jazzed about being a part of the Vein Global movement going forward. I feel VG will continue to set itself apart as the “go to” online destination for the definitive word on what’s happening now and what’s coming down the road in the ever expanding and improving field of vein care. Despite the significant strides we’ve made in the past decade in venous disease therapy, I truly believe that this field remains in its infancy. The future is really exciting. Vein Global will be at the forefront of disseminating knowledge to experts world-wide. This is, without question, the most exciting time ever to be involved in the management of venous pathology. VG is the vehicle we will ride into the future of our discipline.

For more information visit www.veinglobal.com

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What Vein Doctors are Saying About Swollen Legs and Ankles

Spider and varicose vein doctors in NJ are concerned about a trend they see among many of their patients with swollen legs and ankles. The doctors have noticed that their patients tend to dismiss swollen legs and ankles as a temporary problem or as something inevitable related to aging, especially if there are no visible varicose veins or spider veins.

What should Paramus, NJ patients know about the causes and consequences of swollen legs and ankles?

It’s true that occasionally a couple of days of swelling can be caused by standing or walking too much, and the condition will disappear after a few days of rest and elevation of the legs. However, long term or chronic swollen legs and ankles (of more than a few days’ duration) may be the result of chronic venous insufficiency, which is another term for vein disease. Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when the walls and valves of our veins weaken, due to aging, heredity, or various lifestyle factors, resulting in an impaired ability to transport blood all the way from our feet back up the legs to the heart. When this happens, blood may start pooling in the legs, which can result in the swelling and sometimes, visible varicose veins on the legs. However, swollen legs and ankles are an important symptom of this condition.

Initial symptoms may be mild and include aching and a heavy feeling in the legs. However, left untreated, vein disease can have some serious consequences. For example, deep vein thrombosis refers to blood clots deep in the veins of the legs. You may not know you have a blood clot due to the swelling. If the clot breaks free, however, and travels up to the heart, lungs or brain, it could become a deadly embolism. Another possible consequence of untreated vein disease is leg ulceration, which is a difficult and painful condition that is difficult to cure.

What can a Bergen County vein specialist do to help me get better?

Dr. John Chuback, one of the best vein doctors in NJ, has all the latest technologies for diagnosis, so he can quickly determine if your swollen legs and ankles are merely a temporary condition due to overuse of your body, or if they are the result of underlying vein disease. This examination is painless and quick, and wouldn’t it give you peace of mind to know for sure? And if it is vein disease, the good news is that there are now several minimally invasive treatment options we can perform right in our comfortable Paramus, NJ office, with no need to visit a hospital or experience lengthy recovery times. These treatments include sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and endovenous laser treatment, and they are highly effective at treating diseased veins, relieving swollen legs and ankles, and making our patients feel much better indeed.

So why wait? If you have swollen legs and ankles, find out if they need treatment quickly and easily Chuback Medical Group. We are dedicated to helping our patients obtain the best results possible in terms of both health and aesthetics. Give our office a call at 201-693-4847 to visit or set up an appointment for an initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you.

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A Bergen County Vein Specialist Reveals the Five Best Resources for Vein Disease

Although vein disease is quite common (there are around 30 million sufferers in the US alone), you may feel a bit lost when trying to figure out what the best resources are for diagnosis and treatment of your vein problems. How do you know where to turn and who can be trusted? Dr. John Chuback, NJ spider and varicose veins doctor, reveals the top 5 resources for patients looking for information and treatment for varicose veins and spider veins.

Where should Paramus, NJ residents go for more information and vein disease treatment?

  1. Trustworthy websites. A trustworthy vein disease website will clearly describe the vein center’s mission, staff, and facilities. There will be a full biography on the physicians and technicians on staff, including their qualifications and a photograph.
  2. An experienced vein specialist. Reputable NJ vein doctors are board certified vascular surgeons with extensive experience in vascular diseases and phlebology. Do not be afraid to ask your doctor about his or her training and experiences before selecting a physician to work with. In addition to their numerous qualifications, you want a doctor who makes you feel cared for as a person, not just a condition or disease, so meeting him or her in person is important.
  3. A reputable vein center. NJ vein disease treatment centers should be modern, comfortable, and completely equipped with the latest technologies including ultrasound and laser technology. The center should provide minimally invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and endovenous laser treatment on-site, on an outpatient basis. You should be able to take a no-obligation tour of the facilities before you start any diagnosis or treatment procedures.
  4. Your friends. Referrals from friends can be very helpful as you explore your options for NJ vein disease treatment. Did they find the doctors took enough time with them; was the staff helpful and friendly, was the information provided understandable; was the treatment reasonably pleasant and quick, as advertised? And of course the results are important: how does your friend feel now about the look of their legs and their overall circulation and well being?
  5. Your family. Family history is one of the most important risk factors for vein disease, so you’ll want to check with them to see if you have a predisposition to vein problems yourself. Your NJ vascular doctor will want to know about the medical and surgical experiences your family members had as part of his or her venous health evaluation on your initial visit.

When you look at all the options, you’ll see that Chuback Medical Group meets the standards for high quality, reputable vein disease treatment in the Bergen County area.

Here at Chuback Medical Group we are dedicated to helping our patients find the best information and get the best results possible, in terms of both health and aesthetics. Give our office a call at 201-693-4847 to visit or set up an appointment for an initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you.

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According to One of the Best Vein Doctors in NJ, Varicose Veins Can Progress if Left Untreated

Varicose veins may seem like primarily a cosmetic problem. In fact, many people delay seeking vein disease treatment in NJ, thinking that it really isn’t that important. However, not only are these bulging, twisted veins tough to look at, they are also indicative of a more serious problem lurking deep within your legs: vein disease. Left untreated, vein disease can progress to some pretty serious consequences.
What do Paramus, NJ patients need to know about the possible consequences of vein disease?
In order to understand the consequences of vein disease, it helps to know about its causes. Vein disease has several causes, some of which we can do something about and some of which are entirely out of our control. It is more likely to occur if you have a family history of venous issues. It is also more common as people grow older and in people whose lifestyle habits are less than ideal. Your veins, which are responsible for transporting blood from your extremities back to your heart, rely on a system of elastic walls and tiny one-way valves to make sure blood flows upstream. As you age, your vein walls may become less elastic, reducing the pressure that moves blood upwards. People who are overweight or obese have excess strain on their veins, leading to valve damage. As a result, blood begins to pool downward, causing pressure in the damaged veins and the vessels nearby. This pressure leads to bulging, twisted varicose veins.

If left untreated, vein disease can lead to symptoms such as swelling, aching, and a heavy feeling in the legs. Later on, some patients develop deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots, deep in the legs. Deep vein thrombosis may or may not have any accompanying symptoms, but it is a serious issue because if the clot breaks free of its place in the leg and travels to the heart, lungs or brain, it could become a potentially fatal embolism. Another possible consequence of untreated vein disease is leg and ankle ulceration, which is a painful and difficult problem to treat.

How can a spider and varicose veins doctor in NJ help me prevent these problems?

Your Bergen County vein specialist understands the various causes of vein disease and can help you find the right treatment to prevent its progression and to remove existing varicose veins. If it seems as though lifestyle choices are the main cause of your vascular issues, expect him to counsel you on changes you can make to live a healthier life. Managing your weight and exercising regularly can both improve your vein function, while vein treatment can take damaged veins out of the picture altogether.

For already existing varicosities, a variety of minimally invasive treatments are available. Minimally invasive means they are performed through tiny incisions in the skin, requiring no major surgery and no extensive recovery times. These procedures include sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and endovenous laser treatment. They result in minimal scarring and have excellent results.

With the help of one of the best vein doctors in NJ there is no need to worry about the consequences of untreated vein disease. Here at Chuback Medical Group we are dedicated to helping our patients enjoy healthier, better looking legs. Give our office a call at 201-693-4847 to learn more about what we can do for you.

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