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Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins

Posted: Apr 17 in Blog by

Varicose veins can be painful, uncomfortable and may even leave you feeling embarrassed when it comes to showing your legs. Sure, a vein specialist can tell you all you need to know about treatment options such as vein stripping, laser or radiofrequency energy ablation or vein injections; but, there’s plenty of natural at-home remedies that can be used in the prevention and treatment of pesky varicose veins. [Read more]

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Medical Complications of Varicose Veins

Posted: Mar 12 in Blog by

Many people think of varicose veins as a cosmetic issue, but the truth is that they have the possibility of leading to the development of serious health problems if left untreated. While varicose veins usually only cause a person to experience discomfort or swelling, there are a number of more dangerous complications that—while rare—can still occur. So it’s important to understand what to look out for if you do have varicose veins. [Read more]

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Ways to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Posted: Feb 27 in Blog by

Varicose veins, the swollen and twisted veins that often form in legs and ankles, are a common type of venous disease. While they don’t pose a serious health threat on their own, varicose veins can be uncomfortable and visually unpleasant or embarrassing. Additionally, they may increase the chances of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) developing, so it’s important to visit your vein specialist if you have any concerns. [Read more]

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Best Ways to Test and Treat Varicose Veins

Posted: Jan 26 in Blog by

Large swollen leg veins that may appear dark purple or blue are a common problem for older people. In fact, about half of us will develop varicose veins after age 50. Symptomatic or excessively large varicose veins require medical treatment to prevent them from becoming worse or developing more serious complications. [Read more]

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Understanding Varicose Veins

Posted: Jan 21 in Blog by

Veins that appear bulging and twisted, and those that are either dark purple or blue, are known as varicose veins. These types of veins develop when a one-way valve inside a vein weakens and blood leaks back into the vein pooling and causing it to become enlarged. These types of veins affect one out of every two people over the age of 50 and are most frequently seen in the legs.

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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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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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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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