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, […]

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 […]

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