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09/15/2016
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3 Signs You Have Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep vein thrombosis is a serious medical condition that happens when a blood clot forms in the deep veins of your body. These clots usually occur in the legs and can cause leg swelling or pain; however, this condition can occur without any symptoms. Certain medical conditions can put you at a higher risk for DVT. These conditions are those that affect how your blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis can occur if you don’t move for extended periods of time, such as right after surgery, an accident, or any situation

08/29/2016
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Signs The Pain You Feel is from Varicose Veins

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Often, the first varicose veins symptoms are cramping, heaviness, or achiness in the legs. You may also experience burning, restlessness, tingling, or throbbing.  These symptoms usually worsen through the day the longer you are on your feet. Some people may not even be aware of the symptoms varicose veins are causing. It not uncommon for people have a vague sense of leg fatigue and even overall fatigue that is cause by varicose veins or venous insufficiency.  Sometimes people will only notice an increase of leg energy or overall energy after

08/13/2016
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5 Reasons You Should Never Leave Varicose Veins Untreated

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While varicose veins can be unattractive and sometimes very painful, there are many reasons that you should not ignore them. Varicose veins are usually found on the legs, and are large, twisted, bulging veins that appear just below the skin. They can also cause symptoms such as: Itchy feeling around the veins Burning, cramping, or throbbing in the legs Achiness, heaviness, or tired feelings in the legs What Causes Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are the results of damaged valves within the veins. The valves are responsible for allowing and helping

07/15/2016
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Varicose Veins: What you Need to Know

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What are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins? Painless Symptoms Bumpy, raised veins Veins Are Visibly Twisted Dark Blue or Purple Veins Painful Symptoms Itchiness around the veins Burning and/or Throbbing of the Veins Prolonged sitting/standing causes pain to worse Are Varicose Veins the Same as SPider Veins or DVT? Quick Answer: No, all three are different although appearance and effects may be similar Varicose Veins In simple terms, these are swollen, twisted veins usually caused by faulty vein valves. Visually darker than healthy veins, they can lead to pain, cramping,

06/24/2016
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Age and Varicose Veins: Can You Be Too Young or Too Old for Treatment?

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Varicose veins are often thought to be a condition that only affects older people. However, this is a fallacy, as many young people and children can be affected by this vein condition. Interestingly, while it is possible that children can experience varicose veins, parents may miss these veins by incorrectly assuming that the bulging veins could not be varicose veins because of the child’s young age. While it is not a very common condition in children, these veins must be treated. If left untreated varicose veins can cause more severe

10/2/2015
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Facts About Venous Reflux

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What is Venous Reflux? Venous reflux is a condition where the blood in the veins backs up. It is also a common contributor to vascular disease. It is also the cause of many symptoms of vascular insufficiency. Veins are the blood vessels that return blood from the heart. With normal circulation, blood goes up the legs to the lungs to be re-oxygenated, then back to the heart. Veins in the legs have valves that act as one-way doors. If the valves become damaged or weakened, the blood begins to pool

09/25/2015
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EVLT and Sclerotherapy Infographic

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–Transcription— If you have swollen veins bulging through the skin, chances are you have varicose veins. Appearing blue, twisted, and oversized, varicose veins are always unsightly and – in many cases – can become worse over time; however, the issues caused by varicose veins aren’t just visual. As the disease worsens, varicose veins can cause aching, fatigue, rashes, redness and sores—all while possibly leading to worse medical conditions down the line. Worst of all, almost 60% of American men and women will suffer from some form of vein disorder—including varicose

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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Treating Broken or Spider Veins

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Often, people seek treatment for unsightly broken veins, sometimes known as spider veins or telangiectasia. These small veins are located just beneath the skin’s surface and can become swollen or dilated. Most often, they appear on the legs, but can show up on other body areas such as the face. While not generally considered a health risk, they can cause dull aches or burning. These broken veins are considered a milder version of varicose veins. What Are the Symptoms of Broken Veins? Spider or broken veins appear as web-like or

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,

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