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07/25/2014
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Varicose Veins Developing During Pregnancy

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Most people know about varicose veins. These are those unattractive, swollen veins that show up in the legs and ankles. These varicose veins also appear during pregnancy. While the majority of these varicose veins will occur in the legs, they can also appear in the vagina or vulvar area. What are Varicose Veins? Veins are important components in transporting blood back from extremities, such as the arms and legs, back to the heart. The veins in the legs actually have to work against the forces of gravity when they are

06/27/2014
Vein Disease

The Different Stages of Vein Disease

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Vein disease will affect individuals differently. One patient may only experience very mild symptoms, while others may experience symptoms that are more significant. The only thing that is the same is that without proper treatment, vein disease will become worse over time. Vein disease has six separate classes or stages. Stage One – Spider Veins. These are small thin blood vessels that are at the surface of the skin. Called telangiectasia, they are essentially dilated veins and capillaries. Stage Two — Varicose or Ropey Veins. Varicose veins are more prominent

05/30/2014
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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Its Treatment

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as deep thrombophlebitis, is a term for a clot located in a deep vein like those found in the legs. These deep veins are located near the bones and are surrounded by the muscles. Because they are located deep under the skin, they also return more blood to the heart than do surface veins. Blood clots that happen in surface veins rarely cause any problems. On the other hand, deep vein clots require immediate medical care due to the danger they present. They can