Category: Lifestyle Changes

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 […]

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 […]

Vein Disease Symptoms to Recognize

Posted on: September 6, 2017 in Venous Conditions

For people dealing with varicose veins, symptoms can vary on a large scale. They may cause insistent pain in some and hardly any pain in others. Properly recognizing signs and symptoms can be important for receiving specialized treatment. Understanding the symptoms you’re dealing with will help you determine whether or not to call the doctor. […]

Traveling with Deep Vein Thrombosis

Posted on: August 23, 2017 in Lifestyle Changes

For some long distance travelers, blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be a serious risk. Anyone traveling not just by air, but also by car, bus or train can be at risk of blood clots during prolonged trips of over four hours. Blood Clots and Travel Blood clots can form in the deep […]

Tips to Manage Your Vein Condition at Home

Posted on: August 9, 2017 in Lifestyle Changes

If your varicose or spider veins aren’t causing significant complications, your doctor may recommend at-home treatment to help you reduce discomfort associated with these conditions. Even simple lifestyle changes and other healthy habits can help you manage your symptoms, slow down the progress of the condition and even help prevent complications like sores or bleeding. […]

Preparing for Your First Appointment with a Vein Specialist

Posted on: July 19, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Whether you were referred to a vein specialist by your primary care provider or you sought out vein care on your own, you may be wondering what to expect at your first appointment and how you can prepare. Basic Preparation Before your appointment, it is helpful to note important information and questions you might want […]

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