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Are Varicose Veins Hereditary?

Many people assume that being in great physical shape will keep you from developing varicose veins, however, this is not the case. While an active, healthy lifestyle might ease the severity of varicose veins, or lessen their symptoms, physical condition alone cannot prevent the onset of varicose veins.   Hereditability Study of Varicose Veins Kohno, […]

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Venous UIcers and Wound Care

Venous ulcers are not only common, they are most often misdiagnosed. This situation can be exacerbated when wounds become chronic, due to difficulties in healing. While it is a normal, everyday process to shed and replenish the outer layer of skin cells, one should consult a physician immediately if the skin becomes too thin, which […]

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Varicose Veins are More Than Just a Cosmetic Concern

Varicose veins are unsightly and painful, but when treatment is avoided, they can lead to more serious problems– here’s what you should know.   Varicose veins are extremely common. over fifty percent of Americans have varicose veins, usually in the larger leg veins. Although many people consider varicose veins to be a cosmetic issue, truth […]

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Easy, Everyday Tips for Maintaining Healthy Veins

How our society has evolved such that either sitting or standing all day has become the norm, I’ll never know, since both sitting are standing are terrible for circulation. Circulation issues, spider veins, and varicose veins can be worsened by the negative effects of gravity and pressure from sitting or standing. Remember, the purpose of […]

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Five Common Myths About Varicose Vein Treatment

Five Common Myths About Varicose Vein Treatment Since varicose veins and spider veins are so common, it’s not surprising that people have come up with unsubstantiated theories as to how they occur and how they are treated. In fact, it’s estimated that between 35% – 45% of people in the United States have varicose veins, […]

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Preventing Blood Clots While Sitting or Traveling

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), is caused when blood clots occur in the deep veins of the legs (and sometimes in the arms). DVT can be life-threatening, and people who travel are at a greater risk, due to the amount of time spent sitting. Anyone spends more than 3-4 hours travelling, regardless as to whether they […]

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Standing all day for my job…will it cause varicose veins?

Being required to stand all day, or for long periods of time daily, can be the root cause of vein issues. The average person works 40+ hours per week, during which they are either sitting or standing. As we all know, many people work more than 40 hours per week. Additionally, other activities outside of […]

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The Anatomy of Veins and Arteries

Before explaining the anatomy of your veins, let’s have a quick overview of your cardiopulmonary system. The cardiopulmonary system consists of a network of blood vessels, the lungs, trachea and bronchi.  The system comprises organs from both the circulatory and respiratory systems, to carry nutrients, oxygen and hormones throughout the body, as well as to […]

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Factors Affecting Chronic Wound Healing

Many factors and causes are associated with slow healing or chronic wounds, and sometimes a combination of factors are involved in interrupting one of the phases of wound healing. Let’s look at the leading causes of chronic wounds: Diabetes: Diminished ability to heal from wounds, or chronic wounds requiring wound care, as well as chronic […]

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Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

First of all, what are varicose veins? Varicose veins are bulging, purple or bluish veins that appear close to the skin’s surface. They are most commonly found on the legs and ankles, but may also appear in the pelvic region or other areas. Varicose veins may have little or no discomfort, or they can be […]

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Varicose Veins Originating in the Pelvic Region (Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome)

Varicose Veins Originating in the Pelvic Region Most people think of varicose veins as a condition that occurs in the legs. That certainly was the case for Marylin of Orange County, CA, until she found out she was one of 15% of women with varicose veins whose condition originates in the deeper veins of the […]

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Are You Familiar with the Different Types of Peripheral Vascular Disease?

  Doctors refer to peripheral vascular disease, however, the term includes several different conditions. Under the classification of peripheral vascular disease, one might be referring to Deep Vein Thrombosis (a.k.a. DVT), Varicose Veins, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Thrombophlebitis, Atherosclerosis, Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger’s Disease), or Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Let’s take this opportunity to provide a brief overview of […]