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Women and Spider Veins: A Common Issue

Posted: Jan 12 in Blog by

More than half of the women in the United States suffer with either spider veins or varicose veins. While spider veins may not be a serious medical condition, the appearance is often perceived as unsightly and may be a source of embarrassment. Spider veins are weak valves in veins that allow blood to flow backward and accumulate. This causes small red or blue lines to form under the skin, usually on the legs. [Read more]

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Ways to Get Rid of Spider Veins

Posted: Jan 05 in Blog by

Even though spider veins may not have serious health implications, they can still be unsightly and sometimes even painful. In most cases spider veins do not require treatment but if you want the visibility of your spider veins reduced there are several options.

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Leg Pain After Sitting or Standing

Posted: Dec 21 in Blog by

If you experience leg pain after standing or sitting for a period of time, it could indicate venous congestion, a condition caused by the buildup of fluid in the veins. Arteries move oxygenated blood from the heart throughout the body by the action of the heart’s pumping. Veins, on the other hand, carry blood back to the heart while being squeezed during muscle movements in the extremities. [Read more]

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Things You Should Know About Compression Stockings

Posted: Dec 15 in Blog by

Compression stockings, also referred to as support stockings, are used to improve blood circulation to relieve a number of medical conditions, such as lymphedema, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and post phlebitic syndrome. The stockings are also used to prevent blood clots in the legs after surgery, during long flights or for those people who are prone to blood clots. Compression stockings are also used in the prevention of deep-vein thrombosis, a potentially life-threatening condition.

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Spider Veins Camouflage

Posted: Dec 10 in Blog by

Unsightly spider veins can be an embarrassment, making you shy away from fashionable clothing that reveals your legs. When spider veins mar your cheeks it may even lead to social discomfort. Rather than letting spider veins interfere with your life, hide them and enjoy yourself!
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Poor Blood Circulation and Varicose Veins

Posted: Dec 01 in Blog by

Varicose veins often develop in the legs, but can be seen in other parts of the body. They are created when veins become twisted or permanently dilated. Poor blood circulation is associated with a number of conditions, including varicose veins.
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Varicose Veins and Safe Exercises

Posted: Nov 26 in Blog by

Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels. While not always problematic, this is a form of vein disease that can grow painful overtime. Heredity, pregnancy, being overweight and having to stand for long periods of time may contribute to the development of varicose veins. [Read more]

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Take Action Against Vein Disease at the First Sight!

Posted: Nov 20 in Blog by

Spider and varicose veins are known as embarrassing conditions. They cause discolored lines to develop around the calves and thighs, sometimes also affecting other areas of the body like the face or nose. As varicose veins grow worse they begin bulging over the surface layer of the skin and make themselves more evident for all to see. [Read more]

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Simple Lifestyle Tips for Improving Varicose Veins

Posted: Nov 13 in Blog by

Varicose veins can be painful. To decrease your overall discomfort caused by varicose veins, there are a few simple lifestyle changes you can make. Generally, keeping your body moving throughout the day will help with blood circulation and this will give you a better chance of improving your varicose veins. [Read more]

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Five Treatments for Varicose Veins

Posted: Nov 08 in Blog by

Successful treatment for varicose veins may include several different options. Many treatments are non-invasive, but some do include surgical procedures. Getting regular exercise may help slow or prevent the development of varicose veins. Once you have them, however, the following are some of the most common treatments available. [Read more]

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