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How to Prepare for Traveling When You Have Varicose Veins

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

The problem with most forms of travel is that there are typically extended periods of standing and sitting. Maintaining a static position for prolonged periods of time reduces the blood flow in the body, often increasing symptoms, which may also increase the chances of clotting. However, we recommend these steps to help you reduce your …Read More

Does Alcohol Impact Vein Health? We Ask a Varicose Vein Specialist

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Studies show that there may be a number of positive health benefits for those who drink alcohol in moderation. Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men on any single day, not as an average over several days, according …Read More

Compression Stocking Treatments for Leg Ulcers

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Venous stasis ulcers are commonly called leg ulcers. They develop in areas where blood pools and swelling interferes with the movement of oxygen and nutrients through the tissues. They generally appear just above the ankle on the inside of the leg and can be very painful. Typically, a red, irritated skin rash develops into an …Read More

What is Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Over half of the population will be affected by the small reddish or purple facial veins that are sometimes referred to as capillary veins or broken veins. Facial varicose veins are often found around the nose and cheeks, and like other types of vein issues, have several common causes. Sun exposure, age, family history, pressure …Read More

7 Tips for Leg Health During the Winter Holiday Season

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Cold winter weather and the busy holiday season can be challenging for your leg health, since prolonged standing and excessive sitting are both factors associated with an increased risk for spider veins.¬†Inactivity causes increased pressure on the veins in the legs. During the colder months, many people prefer to stay indoors and their lifestyles may …Read More

Tips for Pregnant Women to Keep Veins Healthy!

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Varicose veins and smaller spider veins are a common part of pregnancy for some women. During pregnancy, many women develop varicose veins or discover that existing ones have become worse. They may or may not cause symptoms, such as making legs feel painful, achy, heavy, throbbing or itchy, especially after standing for prolonged periods of …Read More

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

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