Category: Lifestyle Changes

Decreasing Your DVT Risks – What is DVT and How to Reduce Risks of Developing It

Posted on: December 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, describes a blood clot in a deep vein, especially the leg veins. It is often considered a leg illness because a deep leg vein is most often affected. While the exact figure is unknown, in the US alone, it is estimated that up to 900,000 people experience this type of […]

Restless Legs or Leg Cramps at Night? They May Be Symptoms of Vein Disease

Posted on: October 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

If you’ve ever had leg cramps keeping you awake at night, then you know how frustrating it can be. Perhaps you’ve even been diagnosed with something called restless legs syndrome, which can seem daunting in terms of figuring out which treatment option is best for your body. What you may not know is that these […]

Reduce Swollen Legs and Varicose Veins by Elevating Legs for 15 Minutes

Posted on: September 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Sit back, relax, and put your legs up. No, really. One of the best at-home varicose vein treatments is elevating legs on a regular basis. So indulge in a little rest and prop your legs up on some pillows to improve symptoms chronic venous insufficiency such as swollen legs and feet. For individuals with busy […]

How Low Sodium Diets Can Help Prevent Varicose Veins

Posted on: September 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

The foods you eat may play a bigger role than you realize when it comes to risk factors for chronic venous insufficiency. Among the foods you should avoid are those with large amounts of sodium. Such foods can include, but are not limited to: Potato chips Pretzels Frozen foods Canned foods Boxed foods Condiments (ketchup, […]

Why Early Evaluation Helps You to Avoid Serious Varicose Vein Risks

Posted on: August 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

When is the right time to see a specialist for varicose veins? That usually will depend on the patient and other health risks they may have. However, a good rule of thumb is early evaluation in order to avoid serious, and sometimes dangerous, varicose vein risks. The fact of the matter is, the longer you […]

Vein Disease Symptoms to Watch for: Itchy Legs

Posted on: July 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

It may be no coincidence that your legs feel itchier right when you also begin to notice varicose veins and/or spider veins popping up. While not all patients with chronic venous insufficiency will experience itchy legs (symptoms can vary from patient to patient), many others will. Keep reading to learn why there is a connection […]

When Blood Clots and DVT Become Dangerous to Your Health

Posted on: June 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Poor blood circulation often manifests itself through varicose veins, or enlarged and gnarled veins generally found in a person’s legs. But what’s underneath the surface may be an even greater problem than these unsightly varicose veins, what’s referred to as deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis (also known as DVT) is a condition characterized by […]

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 […]

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