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Skin Discoloration – A Sign of Vein Disease

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Varicose veins occur when the veins in the legs are not effectively returning blood back up to the heart. Blood can begin to pool and the veins swell as the pressure inside increases. This often causes inflammation and redness, which can advance to a brown skin discoloration, known as hyperpigmentation. This skin discoloration around the …Read More


Is Varicose Vein Treatment a Permanent Cure?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Today’s varicose veins treatments are highly advanced and successful at being permanent. However, although the treatment for varicose veins may be permanent, new veins can and may appear later and require touchups. There are a couple of highly effective and minimally invasive treatments available to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is highly effective …Read More


Early Intervention is Key to Quick Recovery from Leg Ulcers

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Leg ulcers affect about one in every thousand people at some point their lives, and double that many by the time they are in their eighties, as the risk of venous stasis ulcers rises with age. They are linked to a family history of varicose veins, an inactive lifestyle, or to jobs that require many …Read More


What to Do When the Summer Heat Makes Your Spider Veins Hurt

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Spider veins are the dilated blood vessels that appear typically with a branching pattern just beneath the surface of the skin. They’re often progressive and usually increase in number and visibility with age and may be visible on the legs, face, hands, neck, or chest. Spider veins can cause both embarrassment and discomfort along with …Read More


Say Goodbye to Long Pants and Skirts This Summer!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

During the summer you want to be able to go bare-legged, putting on a pair of shorts, swimwear, or skirt without worrying about unsightly, discolored spider veins. Spider veins are a common problem and can often appear or worsen during the summer months due to the heat. Blood vessels are expanded and place more stress …Read More


5 Essential Vein Health Tips for the Summer!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

It’s nearly summer and if you are wondering about how to keep your veins healthy, there are a few important things that you’ll want to know. Here are some of the beneficial things you can do to improve how your legs look and feel. Exercise – Gentle exercise can help strengthen muscles, and stronger muscle …Read More


Traveling? Here’s What You Should Know About DVT

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Whether you’re thinking about traveling for vacation or for business, you may be concerned about the effects of traveling on your varicose veins or spider veins. The problem with most forms of travel including flying, taking a train, or driving is that there are typically extended periods of standing and sitting. Maintaining a static position …Read More


Can Vitamins Help Prevent or Treat Varicose Veins?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

One key to good vein health is consuming a well-balanced nutritious diet. A reduced-salt diet that is rich in whole, high-fiber foods along with plenty of water can help to give the body the nutrients it needs, improve circulation, and reduce constipation. Certain vitamins appear to be especially beneficial to good vein health. These include …Read More


Don’t Let Varicose Vein Pain Stop You from Achieving Your Exercise Goals

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Studies indicate that the major effects of varicose veins are on the functional aspects of the quality of people’s lives. Those who have varicose veins or spider veins may suffer from many painful symptoms including heavy or aching legs, swelling, night cramps, heat or burning sensation, restless legs, throbbing, itching or tingling sensation, and skin …Read More


Important Early Warning Signs of Venous Leg Ulcers

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Leg ulcers symptoms often include a dull ache, tenderness or pain in the legs, swelling, eczema of the surrounding skin, varicose veins, and hyperpigmentation. Early signs of venous stasis ulcers include darkened or discolored skin around the ankle, or skin that feels leathery or waxy to the touch. Many people who have untreated varicose veins …Read More


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