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Can Yoga Help with Leg Pain and Varicose Veins?

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Although exercise should always be part of a healthy lifestyle, leg pain from varicose veins can make exercise difficult. Also, it is important to be careful not to overdo when you have varicose veins, as strenuous activities can put too much strain on the legs. Yoga combines both stretching and muscle strengthening that can improve …Read More


Why Women Are More Likely to Have Varicose Veins

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Women are more at risk for developing varicose veins and are also more likely to develop the problems associated with them. Studies indicate that this is likely due to higher levels of the hormone progesterone that are produced by women than men, especially during pregnancy. Progesterone causes blood vessel walls to relax. When they do, …Read More


Can Standing Desks Improve Leg Health?

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Like so many areas in life, it appears that when it comes to leg health, moderation, balance and variety are key. When it comes to your leg health, you can certainly have too much of a good thing whether it comes to sitting down or standing for too long. Recent studies indicate that the average …Read More


The Latest and Most Effective Vein Disease Treatments

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The majority of people with varicose veins seek treatment due to their symptoms rather than for only cosmetic reasons. These symptoms often include swelling, aching, throbbing, fatigue, and tenderness among others. Varicose veins are a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency, which can further progress to leg pain, leg edema, varicose veins bleeding, skin changes and …Read More


Can Varicose Vein Treatment Cure Restless Leg Syndrome?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

It is estimated that around ten percent of the population suffers from restless leg syndrome (RLS) per year in the U.S. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, although women are more likely to experience RLS than men, and it’s more common in middle-aged women or older. In fact, nearly a quarter of women develop …Read More


The Early Warning Signs of Venous Leg Ulcers

Monday, July 29th, 2019

There are more than 200,000 reported cases per year, and the risk of leg ulcers rises with age. They are linked to a family history of varicose veins, an inactive lifestyle, and to jobs that require prolonged hours of standing. In fact, leg ulcers affect will affect about 20 in 1,000 people by the time …Read More


The Impact of Stress on Your Leg Health

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Although stress may be the body’s natural defense when facing danger or difficulties, chronic stress can put you at risk for a number of both psychological and physical health issues. Chronic stress is emotional pressure suffered over a prolonged period of time. Chronic or extreme stress can cause high levels of stress hormones in the …Read More


September is National Vascular Disease Awareness Month!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

    National Vascular Disease Awareness Month brings attention to one of the major causes of disability and death. Vascular disease and its associated conditions such as peripheral artery disease, chronic venous insufficiency, blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, and varicose veins are both major and growing health concerns. Vascular disease is any abnormal condition within the …Read More


How to Protect Yourself from Leg Pain at Work

Monday, July 8th, 2019

For many people, a large portion of the day is spent at work, and over a lifetime, your job can make a huge impact on your quality of life. If you have a job where you spend most of your time either standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time, your muscles are not helping …Read More


Is Surgery the Only Option for Varicose Veins?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Traditionally, highly invasive varicose vein surgery was the only remedy available for varicose vein removal or for the removal of smaller spider veins. Varicose veins were physically removed by a surgeon, typically through a number of incisions, and requiring a lengthy recovery time. This treatment was usually reserved for very large, painful, bulging varicose veins. …Read More


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