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Understanding Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

A blood clot is part of a normal and lifesaving process in our body that stops bleeding when a blood vessel is damaged. Without blood clots, we could potentially bleed to death anytime we cut or injured ourselves. Unfortunately, though, we aren’t perfect machines and the same clotting mechanism we

Arteries, Capillaries and Veins. What’s the difference?

The blood in your body travels through an immensely large network of blood vessels called your vascular system. The vascular system is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to and carrying waste products away from all the body’s tissues. It’s over 60,000 miles long and is made up of three

Restless Leg Syndrome

There is more and more being written lately about something called Restless Leg Syndrome. Well, many people misuse this term to describe someone who can’t keep their leg still, like the guy next to you in church who keeps bouncing his knee up and down. That’s Nervous Leg Syndrome! Then

Understanding the Cause of Chronic Venous Ulcers

Did you know that 70% – 90% of all lower extremity ulcers are due to vein dysfunction and more than half of those ulcers are recurrent? Venous reflux disease is a progressive medical condition that if left untreated, may worsen over time and develop into a more serious form of venous

Spider Veins: The Spooky Truth

It’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between varicose veins and spider veins. Spider veins are thin, web-like, purplish-red veins that can occur anywhere on the leg. They can occur in clusters or in isolation. In contrast, varicose veins are enlarged, ropey veins that are tortuous, elevated and are typically

Let’s Talk about Compression Stockings: What are They and How do They Help?

When people hear the phrase, “Do you wear compression stockings?” they usually run the other way or simply ignore the question.  Providers will suggest patients wear compression stockings to help improve venous circulation, decrease swelling, slow down the progression of varicose veins and help reduce pain, discomfort and other leg

A Brief History of Veins

FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL, people have been vexed with these things called varicose veins. The word vari­cose itself dates back to ancient Greece and is derived from a word meaning grapelike. Well, if you’ve ever seen someone who has a hor­rible cluster of varicose veins you can understand why “grapelike” is

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A Vein Expert in Hawaii on Getting a Venous Reflux Exam

Venous reflux is the backward flow of blood in a vein that occurs when one-way valves in the veins become damaged and do not work properly. The pooling of blood leads to more damage in the veins and causes veins to stretch. A venous reflux exam is performed by a

3 Ways Maui Vein Treatment Can Improve Your Marriage or Relationship

If you have varicose veins, you know that they can make you feel as if you have a very personal problem that affects no one else. Every morning, you are the ones who has to look at the bulging, discolored veins on your legs, and you are the one who has to hide them

Getting To Know Dr. Randall S. Juleff, Your Big Island Vascular Doctor

Few things in life can be as frustrating as having a specialized medical problem and not knowing who the best doctor Big Island vascular doctor in your area is to contact about it. For example, if you live in Hawaii, have varicose veins, are tired of trying to “live with

A Vein Treatment Center in Hawaii Explains the Stages of Vein Disease

There are many different types of vein disease, so to do justice to the topic and explain “the stages of vein disease” we need to focus on one particular disease, and the most common progression of its symptoms. So in this article, the doctors from our vein treatment center in

A Hawaii Vein Specialist Explains How Aging Can Bring On Vein Problems

Ask most people to describe what comes to mind for them when they hear the words “vein disease,” and they’ll probably answer, “Varicose veins.” Ask them to expand upon this, and they’ll say something like, “It’s an old folks’ disease.” But that’s not what a Hawaii vein specialist would say.

Hawaii Vein Specialists Discuss Vein Disease Treatment “By the Numbers”

When it comes to vein disease, there are “good numbers,” and “bad numbers.” Let’s start with the “bad numbers,” to get them out of the way The largest and most shocking of these “bad numbers” count the number of people who actually have vein disease. An estimated 40 million Americans

Hawaii Vein Specialists Share Top Vein Disease Treatments

Any discussion of modern vein disease treatment has to cover a lot of ground, because there are so many treatment options. There are conservative treatments that focus on controlling the symptoms of varicose veins or other vein diseases with diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and the use of compression stockings. There

Dr. Juleff on the “Maui For Less” Radio Show at KAOI

Each month Dr. Randall S. Juleff is a guest on a show called “Maui for Less” with Jonathan Todd. Dr. Juleff will have the privilege to educate the radio audience about venous disease and other healthcare related topics. Please tune in! Radio station: Maui KAOI, 1110 AM

Hawaii Vein Specialists Publish a New Article About Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Kihei, Maui, HI. Vein Clinics of Hawaii releases a new article in which they discuss the most common cause of vein problems, a condition called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. According to these Hawaii vein specialists, CVI is the base cause of most cases of varicose veins, but its negative effects on circulation,

A Hawaii Vein Specialist Tells All About Chronic Venous Insufficiency

If you’ve read a few of the articles that our vein treatment center in Hawaii publishes on its website, you’ve heard the term chronic venous insufficiency (or its acronym CVI) before, and know that it is the most common cause of varicose veins. But what exactly IS CVI, and what makes it

Modern Vein Care Procedures now available on Kauai

Before we opened our office, patients have had to undertake travel to another island or the mainland, with all of it’s inconveniences, to be treated with minimally invasive modern vein techniques. We opened the office in July of this year and saw our first set of patients on July 28th. The

A Hawaii Vein Specialist Lists Questions You Should Ask Your Vein Doctor

During your first visit with a varicose vein treatment specialist in Honolulu or Maui, he or she will ask you a number of questions to help assess your venous health. For example, you will be asked about any symptoms you may be experiencing, and about your health history. You will

A Hawaii Vein Specialist Lists Questions You Should Ask Your Vein Doctor

During your first visit with a varicose vein treatment specialist in Honolulu or Maui, he or she will ask you a number of questions to help assess your venous health. For example, you will be asked about any symptoms you may be experiencing, and about your health history. You will

A Vein Care Specialist in Kauai Explains Why Vein Disease Is Worse Than You Think

Many people with varicose veins react to them by covering them up with long pants or dark stockings and ignoring them, effectively trying to pretend that they’re not a serious problem that requires treatment. Unfortunately, this isn’t true – varicose veins are the surface symptoms of an underlying vein disease

A Maui Vein Treatment Center Dispels Myths about Swollen Legs and Ankles

One of the most common complaints that we hear in our practice as vein care specialists in Kauai and Maui is from patients who suffer from chronically swollen legs and ankles. And as we speak to them, we realize that they have often fallen prey to myths and misunderstandings about swollen legs and ankles,

Spider Veins and Varicose Veins- Not Just A Cosmetic Problem

OVER 50 PERCENT of the American adult population suffers from some sort of vein problem with their legs. If you have immediate family members who have had varicose veins or spider veins then the odds go up even further. Some of us who have a very strong family history have

The Varicose Vein Throughout History

FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL, people have been vexed with these things called varicose veins. The word varicose itself dates back to ancient Greece and is derived from a word meaning grapelike. Well, if you’ve ever seen someone who has a horrible cluster of varicose veins you can understand why “grapelike” is