How Spider Veins Can Indicate Deeper Venous Problems

What Are Spider Veins? Spider veins are blood vessels that are easily apparent through the skin, and are often found on the legs and feet. They frequently have a web-like shape, and while they’re not as noticeable as varicose veins, they’re still unsightly and an issue for many sufferers. In some cases they are purely […]

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Evolution of Varicose Vein Treatments

In the last few years, technological and medical advancements have increased the treatment options for varicose veins, as well as producing less invasive therapies that also result in less pain and discomfort, as well as fewer complications. However, the study of varicose veins dated all the way back to 1550 B.C., in a time when […]

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Prolonged Sitting or Standing Increases Risk of Varicose Veins

If you have a job where you sit or stand for most of the day, this can not only be tiring but can also cause potentially serious health problems, including varicose veins. If you want to prevent this unsightly condition, read on to learn more about the link between sitting or standing for lengthy periods […]

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Can Exercise Cure Varicose Veins?

If you suffer from varicose veins, you may want to do everything you can to ease the symptoms and slow the progression. For many people, this includes exercise, and more specifically exercises that are believed to contribute to “curing” or reversing the condition. Unfortunately, exercise by itself won’t repair varicose veins, although it can improve […]

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What Is Sclerotherapy?

Do you have ugly veins popping out on your legs? If so, it’s highly likely that you have a vein disease and it is not just the spider or varicose veins that you can see. Your doctor might recommend sclerotherapy, but you should know that unless you take care of the underlying problem they are […]

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What Are Reticular Veins?

Reticular veins are a type of enlarged vein similar to varicose veins and spider veins. Also called feeder veins or blue veins, they’re located just beneath the surface of the skin and are smaller than varicose veins but often have the same rope-like appearance. Our discussion about reticular veins will include how to identify them, […]

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Myths About Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are an incredibly common condition that will affect nearly half of all people during their lifetimes. Still, despite how common this problem is, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what the causes are. In today’s post, we will learn more about some of the misconceptions regarding varicose veins and about […]

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Difference Between Arteries and Veins

Even if you don’t remember much from your high school biology class, you’re probably familiar with the terms “artery” and “vein”. However, you might not understand the difference between them or the role each plays in your body’s overall functioning. You may even think they’re essentially the same thing. Is it true that they both […]

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Decrease Risk of Swollen Legs and Feet

If you suffer from swollen legs of feet, the condition could be caused by a wide range of factors. These causes can range from serious to minor, and from acute to chronic. Swollen legs or feet should be taken seriously and do warrant consulting a physician. Here are some facts that you need to know […]

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Veins and Travel

With spring and summer approaching, which is the travel and vacation season, more people will be spending their time of planes and sitting in cars, buses and other modes of travel. Being immobile for long periods – especially 4 hours or more – can exacerbate existing vein problems such as varicose veins, and even cause […]

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Correlation Between Sitting and Venous Stasis

  Venous stasis is a condition in which the veins in the legs don’t function properly and don’t transport blood from the legs to the heart as they should. Blood would then back-flow in the veins and seep into the tissues causing discoloration of the skin and more complications. There are multiple causes for this […]

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Who Is At Risk For Varicose Veins?

Unfortunately, no one is immune to varicose veins. While they’re often associated primarily with women, or with older people, they can also occur because of hormonal changes, various medical issues, and even simply being sedentary or overweight. That’s why it’s important to understand all of the risk factors associated with varicose veins, so you can […]

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