Are Varicose Veins a Sign of Heart Disease?

Varicose veins—dark, bulging, sometimes painful veins visible under the skin—are often a symptom of another health condition: venous insufficiency. We know that venous insufficiency is largely responsible for creating varicose veins. Because veins are so strongly linked to the heart, some may think there is a connection between this venous insufficiency and heart disease. But […]

Swimming & Vein Health

Why is it important to keep our legs strong? One reason is to avoid developing varicose veins. These dark, bumpy, sometimes painful veins form when vein valves in our legs become weakened or damaged. When the valves are strong, they’re able to circulate blood upwards through the leg, against the flow of gravity. But when […]

The Truth About Varicose Veins and Sitting Cross-Legged

Varicose veins are surrounded by myths and rumors. Everyone seems to have heard about something you can’t do anymore if you want to avoid these bumpy, visible, and often painful veins. One of these common rumors is that sitting cross-legged increases the risk of varicose veins. Naturally, if we hear that avoiding something will lower […]

3 Essential Oils that Help Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be unpleasant. These dark veins that are visible under the skin, that are most commonly, in the legs and feet. They aren’t always simply cosmetic, many sufferers experience itchiness or pain in their legs. Treatment is a necessary step to getting rid of varicose veins entirely. The vascular physicians in Orlando at […]

What Varicose Veins Tell You About Overall Health

Maybe you’ve noticed that your veins seem a little bit more visible lately. Or, maybe they’ve been visible for months—you’ve just learned how to cover them up and hide them from others. It’s a common misconception that varicose veins, or spider veins can be simply covered up and ignored. While they can sometimes be a […]

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