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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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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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Preventing Spider Veins by Exercising

Posted: Oct 24 in Blog by

Spider veins are the most common form of vein disease, affecting nearly half of adult women and about 40 percent of men. They develop when the veins become dilated, causing blood to pool. This causes the veins to become visible through the skin. [Read more]

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Learn to Identify Spider Veins

Posted: Oct 17 in Blog by

You’ve probably seen a spider vein before. This type of vein disease got its name from the web-like series of lines they leave, causing discoloration to show through the skin. The lines are often red, blue or purple and are usually very small. The lines form a sort of web, sprawling in every direction. [Read more]

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Olympic Athletes get Varicose Veins, Too

Posted: Sep 04 in Blog by

When we think of those suffering from venous disorders such as varicose veins and spider veins, Marietta’s older, less-active crowd may be the first to come to mind. However, many aren’t aware that vein issues like varicose veins just don’t occur in the old and inactive—they can happen to anyone, including Olympic Athletes. Winner of four medals—two of which were gold—in swimming at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Summer Sanders thought living the healthy lifestyle of an Olympic athlete would help keep venous disorders like varicose veins at bay. [Read more]

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Fight Spider Veins with Food

Posted: Aug 14 in Blog by

Unsightly spider veins are your summer wardrobe’s worst enemy—these thin, wispy and oddly colored blue veins can occur on your legs and face and will surely make you rethink your short summer dresses and leg-baring bathing suits. If you already suffer from spider veins that are ruining your summer in Marietta, sclerotherapy can help banish these pesky veins for good. However, if you’re lucky and don’t already have spider veins, you may be able to keep them at bay by making simple changes to your diet plan. In addition to altering the foods you eat, your vein specialist may suggest losing weight, exercise or support hose to help reduce potential incidence of spider veins. [Read more]

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Fight Visible Veins

Posted: May 08 in Blog by

Medical treatment for spider and varicose veins can eliminate the unsightly appearance, but it can take some time depending upon the severity of your condition. Small veins can be treated with a laser and can often disappear in just a matter of weeks over the course of several treatments. For larger veins, sclerotherapy or endovenous closure might be recommended. Vein treatment is often successful, but what is there to do while you are in the process of eliminating the unpleasant lines? [Read more]

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What are purple, red and blue?

Posted: May 01 in Blog by

ypical spider veins appear to only have a diameter of approximately 1 millimeter on the surface of your skin but can be as wide as 3 millimeters below the surface. When spider veins are larger in size they tend to resemble varicose veins. When spider veins are smaller in appearance they may be a pinkish, red color. However, larger spider veins tend to appear more prominently as purple or blue. Occasionally, spider veins will appear in clusters which is a condition commonly referred to as “blushing.” Make sure you aren’t mistaking these clusters of purple, red and blue veins for bruises. Unlike bruises, spider veins likely will not fade over time. [Read more]

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