Category: Lifestyle Changes

Why Varicose Veins are Common During Pregnancy and How to Prevent Them

Posted on: May 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

With all the buzz about a new royal baby due to arrive sometime this month, we’ve got pregnancy on the brain! While Meghan Markle may be nearing the end of her pregnancy, many expectant mothers even as early as the first trimester may experience an increased risk of varicose veins. These dilated veins bulge to […]

Why Don’t My Vein Disease Symptoms Look like Someone Else’s?

Posted on: March 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

If a friend with venous insufficiency has venous ulcers, but you don’t, does that mean you don’t have vein disease like they do? Or if another friend suffers with extreme leg cramps, but you never have, does this also indicate that you don’t have vein disease? The truth is that chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) or […]

Am I at Risk for Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Posted on: February 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

Chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, is a health condition in which veins lose their structure and inhibit proper blood flow. Blood begins to accumulate in areas where the vein walls are particularly weak. This is seen most commonly in legs as blood has to flow upward to the heart. Vein valves that help ensure that […]

How 30 Minutes a Day of Light Exercise Can Increase Lifespan and Reduce Leg Pain

Posted on: January 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

What if you didn’t have to pay hundreds of dollars in gym memberships or spend hours at a time on vigorous workouts to dramatically improve your health? What if you could still increase your lifespan and help prevent against varicose veins, blood clots, and leg pain in just 30 minutes a day? New research shows […]

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Posted on: December 4, 2018 in Venous Conditions

Chronic venous insufficiency is a very common medical problem. It affects over 30 million people in the United States alone. This makes it more common than coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and stroke combined. This however, is a very underdiagnosed and undertreated condition. It is estimated that only 10% of these 30 million individuals […]

Muscle Cramps

Posted on: November 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

Leg cramps are characterized by sudden muscle tightness, most commonly in the calf, foot, or thigh. They often occur at night. Nocturnal leg cramps are quite painful and cause the affected muscles to feel tight or knotted. Symptoms may last from several seconds up to several minutes. There might also be muscle soreness after the […]

How Alcohol Consumption Affects Varicose Veins

Posted on: May 28, 2018 in Lifestyle Changes

A number of risk factors and causes are associated with varicose veins. Genetics, gender and age play a big role in their development, as do factors like your diet, exercise, weight and even alcohol consumption. Here’s how alcohol affects varicose veins. The Relationship Between Alcohol and Circulation Varicose veins are a condition related to blood […]

Improve Your Blood Circulation With These 6 Tips

Posted on: May 14, 2018 in Lifestyle Changes

The way your body circulates blood is vital to your overall health. The movement of blood around the body allows it to provide important nutrients to tissues and organs, and it also helps with processes like waste removal. Due to the constant fight against the pull of gravity, the muscles that help veins return blood […]

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, […]

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