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09/15/2015
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Know the Facts About Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a dangerous blood clot that forms in a deep vein — often without you knowing it. It is dangerous because should the clot break free, it can travel to other parts of your body and lodge in the arteries of the lungs and block the proper flow of blood. This will cause a pulmonary embolism, which can be a life-threatening medical situation. There are many myths surrounding DVT, and it is important that you understand the truth behind these myths — especially if you

08/17/2015
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Detecting Vein Disease: Unusual Symptoms That May Occur

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Having healthy veins is actually very important to one’s overall health and well-being. Actually, an entire medical specialty was developed to monitor and treat ailments and conditions relating to the veins — phlebology. In fact, this medical area has evolved into its own specialty complete with its on certifying board — The American Board of Phlebology. Interestingly, the main treatment for a common vein issue — varicose veins — was a painful process called stripping that involved many incisions and stitches, often leaving an unsightly scar. Additionally, treating spider veins

07/10/2015
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Don’t Ignore Varicose Veins or Other Vein Disease Symptoms

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Vein disease, which includes varicose veins, can have an adverse affect on your health if left untreated. In fact, patients who suffer from varicose veins are at an 18 times higher risk of developing phlebitis compared to those without varicose veins. [1,2] Interestingly, many people believe the many myths that surround varicose veins, and this often puts them at a higher risk for more serious medical conditions. Varicose veins or venous insufficiency can develop into serious conditions such as thrombosis — a clotting of the veins. If allowed to worsen,

05/8/2015
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The Endless Benefits of Compression Garments

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Today there are more options than ever when it comes to compression garments. Though many think of the same bland, tan, boring compression garments that have been used since for what seems like forever, there are actually plenty of styles to choose from (like Circaids) that can brighten up your appearance during your healing process. Trust us; if you think you’ve seen it all, think again! The Benefits Compression garments come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, including socks and stockings. A few time-tested benefits of wearing these, and undergoing

10/31/2014
Vein Disease

Reduce Spider Veins With Sclerotherapy St. Louis

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Spider veins often show up on the feet and legs of men and women in particular who are nearing middle age or who are predisposed to developing spider veins due to a family history of spider veins or varicose veins. Pregnant women are also particularly prone to developing spider veins as the growing pressure on their feet and legs can cause problems with circulation. Though spider veins in and of themselves don’t usually pose a significant risk, they can cause a lot of discomfort and even embarrassment for those who

10/18/2014
Vein Disease

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

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It’s no secret that pregnancy brings a multitude of body changes and possible symptoms or side affects. Some women experience very few while others experience numerous side effects throughout the course of their pregnancy. It can be frustrating for a woman to witness so many changes happening to her body and although most of these symptoms and body changes are harmless and tend to go away once the baby is born, others may linger, even worsen after delivery. For many pregnant women, varicose veins appear with pregnancy. The appearance of

10/3/2014
Vein Disease

Treating Telangiectasia with Veinwave

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Spider veins can be embarrassing – especially in women. This issue has been featured in a range of health and wellness magazines, and it can even show up in early adulthood. Telangiectasia or fine, thread-like veins are also common, and these are due to genetics, prolonged standing or sitting, or lack of exercise. These veins are predominant on the legs, but they can be found all over the body.  Most are superficial, but they can be disconcerting when wearing short and revealing clothing. Fortunately, men and women have options to

09/5/2014
Vein Disease

How To Treat Facial Veins

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Do you have visible veins on your face? This can point to stress, aging, or tiredness, but did you know that there are simple, effective, and non-invasive ways to treat these veins? Learn more below: Characteristics of Facial Veins Otherwise known as spider veins, most facial veins are red or blue, and are pronounced by their clusters on sections of the face. They can appear anywhere in the facial region and are most popular on the nose, cheeks and chin. Factors That Affect Spider Veins Veins in the facial region

08/22/2014
Vein Disease

The Top Myths About Vein Disease

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There are many myths regarding vein disease. This article will address some of the top myths, in order to improve patient awareness. Myth #1: Aging and Vein Disease Go Hand in Hand  This myth perpetuates through the ages, but the truth is that vein disease can affect many age groups, including teenagers. It may also take vein disease some time to take root before actually revealing the symptoms of bulging veins. Patients are advised to consult with a specialist if there’s a family history of vein disease, as this is

08/8/2014
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Getting to Know Varicose and Spider Veins

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Varicose and spider veins are a common vein disorder that affect millions of people across the globe. If you are unfamiliar with the terms, a varicose vein is a raised blood vessel that is often discolored and swollen. They can have a jagged appearance and are most commonly found on the legs. As for spider veins, these are small, superficial veins that are typically red or purple in color that are most frequently found on the legs and face. These veins can create an unpleasant appearance and diminish the blood