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How Compression Socks Help Venous Insufficiency

Posted on: January 25, 2017 in Lifestyle Changes, Venous Conditions

Venous insufficiency refers to veins in the legs that don’t function correctly. This can cause problems like swelling, pain, blood clotting, skin changes, and even wounds or ulcers. Some of the most common symptoms of venous insufficiency are varicose veins and spider veins. Each of these visible vein conditions can cause both pain and an […]

Types of Vascular Diseases

Posted on: January 11, 2017 in Venous Conditions

The vascular system is made up of veins and arteries throughout the body. “Vascular” relates to the word “hollow” in Latin, aptly-named as it describes the blood vessels that help distribute blood and its nutrients. The vascular system is complex and contains many parts, and when even one of them has a problem, it can […]

Exercises for the Elderly or Those Getting Back into Exercise

Posted on: December 29, 2016 in Health Benefits of Exercise, Lifestyle Changes

Physical exercise is important for patients dealing with heart and vein issues. Keeping the blood flowing is vital to preventing certain conditions, and weight can be a major factor in other health problems. For elderly patients, or people just getting back on their feet for the first time in a while, exercise is an even […]

What Are Spider Veins?

Posted on: December 21, 2016 in Venous Conditions

The heart is the basis for human life, but it wouldn’t do much good without veins and vessels that help it pump blood to the rest of the body. They’re often small and invisible above the skin, but even minor issues with these veins and vessels can cause serious concern. A common vein malady is […]

3 Heart-Healthy Foods For Your Diet

Posted on: December 15, 2016 in Diet

One of the areas with which we have the most control over when it comes to heart health is the food we choose to put in our bodies. The nutrients (or lack thereof) provided by what we eat play a huge role in maintaining a healthy heart and vessels. The Mediterranean diet is one of […]

What Are Varicose Veins

Posted on: December 7, 2016 in Venous Conditions

Among the more unsightly vein-related conditions are varicose veins. They are dark in color and often protrude or bulge from the skin. While varicose veins are only dangerous in rare cases, they can still impact your quality of life. Many aspects of varicose veins can be addressed at home without a doctor’s care, but some […]

What Vein Conditions Should I Be Worried About?

Posted on: November 23, 2016 in Venous Conditions

Veins and arteries are the pathways that make life possible within the human body. They transport blood to and from the heart on a never-ending basis, ensuring every organ and tissue in the body is functioning adequately. Venous issues occur most often in the legs where the veins, which are responsible for returning blood back […]

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Posted on: November 10, 2016 in Venous Conditions

Your body contains a system of tubes that carry blood (oxygen and nutrients) to each cell in the body. Your arteries carry blood away from your heart to other areas of your body, while your veins work to transport blood back to your heart. When the veins in your legs are unable to efficiently return […]

Preventive Nutrition

Posted on: September 25, 2016 in Diet, Lifestyle Changes

Heart of Dixie Cardiology Jamison C. Jones, MD, F.A.C.C. There are several questions that I get asked almost on a daily basis in my clinic. “What is the best way to eat to keep my vessels healthy?” “What is the best diet to prevent heart attacks?” “What else can I do to prevent vascular disease?” […]

The Low Sodium Fix

Posted on: August 29, 2016 in Diet, Lifestyle Changes

Heart of ¬†Dixie Cardiology Jamison C. Jones, MD, F.A.C.C. Sodium is the most under recognized dietary factor contributing to leg discomfort and pain. If you are suffering from swollen or tender feet and legs this Low Sodium Fix may be the solution. Sodium doesn’t cause vein problems but certainly contributes to the problem by finding […]

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