CORRELATION BETWEEN SITTING AND VENOUS STASIS

Causes of venous stasis include long periods of immobility that can be encountered from driving, flying, sitting or standing. How long do the effects last?     How can I help take care of myself before venous stasis? Keep your legs up as much as possible when you are resting Avoid long periods of sitting or […]

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THE THREE MAIN CATEGORIES OF VEINS

  There are three major types of blood vessels: the arteries, which carry the blood away from the heart; the capillaries, which enable the actual exchange of water and chemicals between the blood and the tissues; and the veins, which carry blood from the capillaries back toward the heart.   Arteries: Arteries carry blood away […]

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VENOUS AND ARTERIAL LEG ULCERS

VENOUS ULCERS:  (IT’S ABOUT THE BLOOD POOLING) When you have venous insufficiency, what’s going on? It’s not a problem with blood flow, it’s a problem with blood return. When the blood can’t get back up to the heart, it pools in the lower legs. With that in mind, what will you notice when looking at […]

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DO YOU HAVE SKIN DISCOLORATION?

  Symptoms of venous insufficiency may include areas of darkening or discoloration of the lower leg, ankle or foot. A brownish pigment caused by the breakdown of blood hemoglobin and the iron content in red blood cells. The discoloration might look like a brownish or purplish bruise or cloudy area just beneath the skin surface. […]

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What is a vein clinic?

The Alpha Vein Clinic offers specialized treatments for leg vein conditions, such as varicose veins, spider veins, and venous insufficiency. Care is provided by a board-certified physician trained in venous disease and vascular ultrasound, with extensive knowledge on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of all vascular and vein disease, and other related conditions, including deep […]

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What is restless leg syndrome and is it treatable?

Who Gets Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)? Restless legs syndrome or what we refer to as (RLS) may affect up to 10 percent of the U.S. population. It affects both sexes, but is more common in women and may begin at any age, even in young children. Most people who are affected severely are middle-aged or […]

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HOW CAN VEIN TREATMENT STOP YOUR LEG ITCHING?

  Itching Legs? When To Treat Varicose Veins:   Would you think itching would be the best indicator of the need for treatment? As varicose veins slowly and gradually get worse as time goes by, how do you determine when they should be treated?   It is not a problem like appendicitis.  Failure to immediately […]

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EARLY INTERVENTION IS THE KEY TO PREVENT MORE SERIOUS VEIN ISSUES!

I know there are many of you out there that are concerned about your vein health and all tho you have not started having the signs or symptoms of venous disease, there still are ways to prevent it. Also for those that are just starting to see the first signs of vein disease early intervention […]

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Better circulation equals less vein issues!

Veins in Need: Our veins work tirelessly to carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart. And unlike their thicker, larger, more muscular circulatory relatives — the arteries — veins are incredibly thin and very stretchy. When they become too stretchy, they can’t perform their blood-returning responsibilities well and the vein valve can not close properly, […]

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STOP YOUR SEVER LEG CRAMPS TODAY!

  Here in Las Vegas at the Alpha Vein Clinic we have the best solutions available to prevent and STOP your leg cramps. We pride ourselves on our success in helping you get rid of your leg cramps for good! Leg Cramps /Charley Horses:   Although, there are potentially many reasons for leg cramps, by […]

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