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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, […]

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 […]

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