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Your Veins and Your Weight

Posted: Sep 11 in Blog by

Varicose veins and affect anyone, but some factors put you at a higher risk for developing these unsightly, bulging veins. One such factor is your weight. Because our risk of vein problems increases as we get heavier, working to maintain a healthy weight can help you prevent and control varicose veins.
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Prevent Varicose Veins

Posted: Aug 15 in Blog by

Standing or sitting, your legs are put under the great burden of holding your weight against the force of gravity, all the while carrying blood from the tips of your toes back to your heart. Environmental factors like physical work demands or obesity put the legs under even more pressure—and this can increase your risk for developing venous disease. [Read more]

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What are the Risk Factors for Developing Varicose Veins?

Posted: Aug 08 in Blog by

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that develop as a result of a malfunctioning valve within the vein. These one-way valves are responsible for pushing blood through the veins on its way back to the heart. When it malfunctions blood can clot or back up, causing the vein to bulge, twist and swell. [Read more]

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Pregnant? Watch Out for Varicose Veins

Posted: Oct 11 in Blog by

Unfortunately, if you’re pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant in Marietta, varicose veins are something you’ll need to look out for. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing these unsightly, rope-like veins, making careful prevention important for many pregnant women. [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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Herbs for Improved Circulation

Posted: Aug 28 in Blog by

Poor circulation is often the underlying cause of many venous deficiencies and disorders such as deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins. Marietta residents should be aware of the negative health effects that often accompany circulation problems. If you suffer from severe circulation issues, it’s wise to speak with your vascular surgeon before your current condition worsens. [Read more]

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Gorgeous Georgia

Posted: Jul 09 in Blog by

Hiking our state’s beautiful trails to fight off varicose veins and spider veins. Though Georgia’s recent record-breaking, triple digit temperatures may have scared you back inside, summer is still the best season to get out, active and healthy. With bright blue sunny skies and so much to do in and around Atlanta, you shouldn’t let the lingering fear of those 106 degree temperatures keep you from enjoying some fun in the sun. [Read more]

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Blood Thinners and DVT

Posted: Jul 02 in Blog by

For some, varicose veins can be more than unsightly cosmetic concerns—they may be a signal to future life-threatening blood clots. Varicose veins can predispose certain individuals to a condition known as superficial vein thrombosis (SVT). If left untreated, SVT can result in deep vein thrombosis (DVT) making treatments for DVT such as blood thinners or filters necessary. [Read more]

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Varicose Veins and Menopause

Posted: May 15 in Blog by

Of course, your best bet in avoiding the nastiness of varicose veins during menopause will be to talk to Dr. Perry about maintaining proper vein health. If you develop varicose veins during menopause, it could point to a more problematic issue related to your heart or circulation, making the attention of a medical professional especially important in determining if there is a more serious root issue. Having a doctor evaluate the condition of your legs and circulation is a wise decision if you’re getting ready to begin menopause or are already going through it, but here are a few things you can do to avoid varicose veins on your own: [Read more]

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Swimming: A Top Choice for Varicose Veins

Posted: Apr 18 in Blog by

By certain estimates, varicose veins affect half of the U.S population over the age of 50. This is a common problem that many people are coping with every day, but there are a number of useful solutions that you can employ in addition to your medical treatment plan to overcome the discomfort and appearance of […]

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