Varicose Veins and Pregnancy: When Should They Be Treated?

Pregnancy is one of the contributing factors to vein disease. Other causes include genetics, weight gain, medications that contain estrogen or progesterone, and if you’ve had blood clots in the past. If you should develop varicose veins during your pregnancy, please make an appointment for an evaluation with Dr. David Calcagno and Dr. Rossi. As you … Continued

How Does Pregnancy Cause Varicose Veins to Occur?

Varicose veins can be embarrassing at any time. When you’re an expectant Mom, they can also cause pain and swelling. As your pregnancy progresses, your blood volume increases. In your legs, the blood in your veins flows against gravity. So when your leg muscles contract, the one-way valves in your leg veins help push the … Continued

You’re Invited to a Free Mother’s Day Vein Screening

Grandmothers, mothers and daughters can all develop varicose veins. Why? There are a variety of causes. The leading cause of venous insufficiency (venous reflux) is heredity. So if your Grandma and Mom had or have aching, throbbing, bulging veins on their legs, chances are good that you’ll get them too. Another reason people get varicosities … Continued

Good Day PA! 5/8/2014: Dr. David Calcagno, Pregnancy & Varicose Veins

Dr. David Calcagno, co-founder of Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center in Mechanicsburg, appeared on Good Day PA! on May 8, 2014, just a few days before Mother’s Day. This was NOT a coincidence. After he wished all of the Moms in the viewing audience a happy holiday and thanking them for their sacrifice for … Continued