Category: Lifestyle Changes

How Does Smoking Affect Your Veins?

Posted on: October 25, 2017 in Lifestyle Changes

Cigarette smoking is a direct cause of about one in every five deaths in the United States each year, and while most people associate it most commonly with lung cancer, it’s also a major cause of heart and vein disease. About 20 percent of heart disease deaths in the US can be linked directly to […]

Benefits of Exercise in Preventing Death

Posted on: October 18, 2017 in Health Benefits of Exercise

Most people know that physical activity is good for your overall health, but a recent study has indicated just how important even moderate exercise can be. According to a study published in Lancet by Scott A. Lear and colleagues in September 2017, physical activity of any form for at least 150 minutes per week reduces […]

Professions That Put You at Higher Risk for Vein Issues

Posted on: June 28, 2017 in Health Benefits of Exercise, Lifestyle Changes

Varicose veins are unsightly, sometimes-painful marks that are dark in color and protrude from the skin. They can affect many different people and become more likely with age. They’re not often dangerous, but for some people they can have a big impact on certain quality of life elements. In particular, certain professions put people at […]

Recognizing Vein Issues and Getting Treatment Before Summer

Posted on: June 14, 2017 in Venous Conditions

For people who suffer from varicose veins and other vein conditions, the summer can be a difficult time of the year. Summertime can bring exacerbated symptoms for some varicose vein sufferers, and beyond this, there are worries surrounding increased self-consciousness about the appearance of the legs. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to […]

Who is at Risk For Varicose Veins?

Posted on: May 24, 2017 in Lifestyle Changes, Venous Conditions

Varicose veins—large, gnarled veins mostly found in the legs and feet—can affect people of all ages. They may seem like just a cosmetic issue for some people, but for others, varicose veins can lead to pain, discomfort and more serious complications. In some situations, they may signal a higher risk of other circulatory problems. If […]

8 Myths About Varicose Veins

Posted on: May 10, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Venous issues are very common, affecting over 80 million people. One such issue is varicose veins, a condition where veins become dark in color and often protrude or bulge from the skin. Varicose veins can impact both health and quality of life, but due to a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding the condition, many […]

What is Sclerotherapy?

Posted on: April 19, 2017 in Venous Conditions

For people struggling with unsightly or painful varicose veins or spider veins, a treatment called sclerotherapy can be very valuable. Often thought of as the “treatment of choice” for smaller varicose veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein—the solution will cause the vein to scar, and force blood to reroute through other […]

VenaSeal Closure System to Treat Varicose Veins

Posted on: March 22, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Varicose veins can be both an annoyance and a disruption to your quality of life. These large, bulging marks mostly found in the legs and feet can be unsightly and painful, and can lead to complications. They’re even more common in women who are pregnant. Complications in the veins of the legs and feet can […]

What is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Posted on: March 8, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Varicose veins can make life miserable. These bulging, discolored veins are usually found in the lower body and may come with health-related concerns. Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive solution: radiofrequency ablation. Radiofrequency ablation, abbreviated RFA, is also sometimes used to treat a variety of chronic pain symptoms. So, what is radiofrequency ablation and how […]

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Posted on: February 8, 2017 in Lifestyle Changes, Venous Conditions

Blood flow is an important process in the body that helps maintain many of our basic functions, but it’s also complex. Blood flows throughout the body, assisting different organs and tissues with their various functions, all while providing oxygen and other vital nutrients the body needs to survive. Because the flow of blood is complicated, […]

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