New Study Links Varicose Veins and Blood Clots

Posted on: April 30, 2018 in Venous Conditions

Varicose veins, a condition marked by protruding veins commonly in the legs and feet, are often caused by pregnancy, aging or the weakening of blood vessels due to various causes. Many people have a misconception that this condition is cosmetic and ultimately not very harmful, but new research suggests that varicose veins might play a […]

What You Need to Know About Traveling and Blood Clots

Posted on: April 16, 2018 in Lifestyle Changes

If you are a frequent traveler, especially if you travel long distances, you are at an increased risk of developing blood clots in the legs (known as deep vein thrombosis). The condition is sometimes referred to as “economy class syndrome.” This is because it’s most commonly seen in those who regularly take long plane flights, […]

Is Venous Insufficiency the Cause of Your Restless Legs Syndrome?

Posted on: March 26, 2018 in Venous Conditions

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in the extremities and an often insatiable urge to move the legs, and it affects up to one in every 10 people in the US. Because RLS is known to interfere with your sleep quality, it is also classified as a sleep […]

Can Athletes Get Varicose Veins?

Posted on: March 12, 2018 in Venous Conditions

Because varicose veins are often linked to a sedentary lifestyle or being overweight, it’s common to assume that athletes or people who exercise often aren’t at a high risk of these kinds of conditions. Athletes are constantly in motion, after all, which promotes circulation and blood flow, and prevents venous conditions. In reality, though, athletes […]

What is Venous Thromboembolism?

Posted on: February 26, 2018 in Lifestyle Changes

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition in which blood clots form deep within the legs (deep vein thrombosis)—these clots can eventually migrate to the lungs (pulmonary embolism). VTE leads to an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 deaths per year in the US alone. Facts About VTE Between 350,000 and 900,000 new cases of VTE are diagnosed […]

6 Misconceptions About Varicose Veins

Posted on: February 12, 2018 in Venous Conditions

Venous conditions like varicose veins have the potential to be both embarrassing and painful. Varicose veins, characterized by protruding, discolored blood vessels can also lead to additional skin damage and blood clots. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to the diagnosis and care of varicose veins. Over 30 percent of […]

Lifestyle Choices That Can Reduce Your Risk of Blood Clots

Posted on: January 29, 2018 in Lifestyle Changes

The chemical makeup of your blood allows it to clot in order to prevent loss of blood during injury. Despite this benefit, blood clots often do more harm than good and can damage the circulatory system. Clots that enter the bloodstream can make their way to other areas of the body and can cause life-threatening […]

How Our Idea of Heart-Healthy Nutrition Has Changed Over Time

Posted on: January 15, 2018 in Lifestyle Changes

Food and nutrition trends change over time. They change little by little, often influenced by the most popular nutritional knowledge of the day. The trends we see in food today are markedly different than those you’d have found a few decades ago, for instance. Many of the biggest changes to nutrition trends over time are […]

Tips to Cope With Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Posted on: November 15, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Pregnant women are at higher risk than normal for common conditions, and one of these is varicose veins. Varicose veins are common during pregnancy, especially among women who have a family history of the condition. What are some of the elevated risks of varicose veins during pregnancy, and how can you help prevent them? Here’s […]

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 […]

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