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Dr. Joseph T. Jenkins has been certified by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWN). With these additional credentials, Dr. Jenkins will continue to treat varicose veins and is now qualified to promote the prevention, care, and treatment of acute and chronic leg wounds.
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Free screenings are for people who are not sure if they have varicose vein issues. Dr. Jenkins will perform a limited ultrasound with a 10 minute consultation to determine if varicose vein problems exist.
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Free screenings are for people who are not sure if they have varicose vein issues. Dr. Jenkins will perform a limited ultrasound with a 10 minute consultation to determine if varicose vein problems exist.
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Free screenings are for people who are not sure if they have varicose vein issues. Dr. Jenkins will perform a limited ultrasound with a 10 minute consultation to determine if varicose vein problems exist.
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ARE VARICOSE VEINS A PROBLEM FOR YOU?

Do you suffer from varicose veins? They are the unsightly rope-like structures that can bulge in your lower legs. These are generally caused by weak or damaged valves within our legs. A person’s heart pumps oxygen rich blood and nutrients to every place within the body through arteries. The veins carry the blood back to the heart. To keep the blood within the vein moving back towards the heart, the veins contain valves that act as a one-way flap. These valves keep blood from flowing backwards as it moves up the legs against gravity. If these valves weaken or become damaged, the blood can leak back down the legs and collect in dilated veins called varicosities.

The varicose veins can be the source of multiple complaints besides just the bulging unsightly veins noted in your lower leg. These symptoms include pain, leg heaviness, burning, itching, swelling, and skin changes or skin ulcerations. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, your varicose veins should be treated.

Gone are the days of the old vein stripping surgeries. New, minimally invasive techniques performed in a physician’s office are the treatments offered today to patients with varicose veins. The techniques may include a catheter threaded into the vein, and heated with radio frequency waves to destroy the lining of the vein. This procedure welds the vein closed, thus stopping blood from flowing through the vein. Sclerotherapy is a technique which injects a medication into the varicose veins. The medication destroys the lining of the vein and causes the vein to scar down, resulting in stoppage of blood flow. Lastly, surgical removal of a large ropey varicose vein may be required by the technique of ambulatory phlebotomy. All these techniques change the blood flow within the leg veins so that it is routed into normal functioning veins.

If you or a loved one has problems with varicose veins, then a discussion with your primary care physician is in order. A referral to a vein treatment center could put the spring back in your step.

Tri-State Vein Center
505 Cedar Cross Road Suite A
Dubuque, IA 52003
563-583-VEIN (8346)
888-852-4982
https://tri-stateveincenter.com/
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Did you know women can have their legs treated in between pregnancies?
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Did you know we are the only accredited vein center in Iowa?
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Compression stockings are designed for people who, through work or leisure, are on their feet a lot. These products can help prevent the tired, achy discomfort that is associated with extended periods of standing or sitting and lengthy work shifts.

Not all performance compression products are the same! When a person slips on a pair of graduated compression socks or sleeves, his or her legs will instantly feel supported and comfortable, but the real benefit happens at a deeper level. Graduated compression means that the compression is strongest at the ankle and gradually diminishes up the leg. The compression fibers act as a layer of muscle; gently squeezing stretched vein walls, fighting the force of gravity, and circulating blood back to the heart more efficiently.

When blood is properly circulated, it restores much-needed oxygen and nutrients to tired muscles that have been deprived during a long day of work. Graduated compression products help muscles regenerate more efficiently and help to remove any lactic acid that has built up. Informed people understand that graduated compression products help improve work comfort and performance.

When you shop for compression socks or sleeves, keep in mind that many brands don't offer the benefits of True Graduated Compression. You can trust that the products available from our office have this unique technology and that they have been tested and proven to be exceptionally valuable by our staff and patients. We encourage you to stop by our office to see for yourself the variety of compression products we offer. Remember, these products come in a variety of colors—perfect for keeping you comfortably in fashion!

True Graduated Compression Products will give you the following benefits:

- Increased circulation and improved blood flow
- Increased oxygen to muscle tissue
- Reduced pulled muscles and less exercise or work-induced muscle soreness in the legs
- Less lactic acid buildup in the legs during exercise/work
- Improved energy, performance and recovery
- Injury prevention and reduced shin splints and calf cramps
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