How to Prevent Spider Vein Bruising

If you have spider vein bruising, you may feel self-conscious. While the condition is natural and can develop in anyone, many people worry it is a sign of a more significant problem or that they can’t do anything about the bruising. In reality, you can take a few steps to prevent it. What Is Spider […]

Recognizing and Treating Venous Stasis Ulcers

Did you know that 1% of the U.S. population suffers from venous stasis ulcers? This uncomfortable condition often strikes those over age 65, though people with leg conditions can also develop venous ulcers. Early recognition is critical for venous stasis ulcers, as they can become a recurring condition without treatment. Getting the proper care reduces long-term issues.  […]

Will My Heart Condition Impact My Leg Veins and Arteries? 

You may know that varicose veins stem from blood pooling inside your veins, which happens when valves to the veins fail to stop blood from flowing backward. The condition can cause painful and achy blue bulges in the legs.  Most people with varicose veins consider them a cosmetic concern. Can this condition threaten your heart […]

What Skin Changes Are Associated With Vein Disease?

Over time, it’s common for your skin to undergo some changes. Whether it’s due to sun damage or normal aging, you may start noticing some differences in your skin’s tone and texture. Because changes in skin tone and texture can also be a sign of vein disease, however, it’s important to be able to differentiate […]

Reduce the Risk of DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in the leg. It can cause leg pain and swelling, heated skin and discoloration. The real risk is that the clot may travel to the lungs, which IS CALLED  a Pulmonary Embolism. In this medical emergency, oxygen-rich blood may not be able to get into the lungs, […]

Leg Elevation Tips and Guide

Whether you suffer from varicose veins or simply sit or stand for long periods of time, elevating your legs can feel good. It can also improve your health, especially if you have varicose veins. Health Benefits of Elevation There are many benefits of raising your legs for 20 minutes or more: Improved circulation: When you […]

Why You Should Not Leave Varicose Veins Untreated

When your veins are working as they should, they help keep deoxygenated blood flowing back to your heart. Sometimes, these veins can become either weakened or damaged, causing them to transport blood ineffectively. Some common risk factors for developing varicose veins include genetics and sedentary lifestyle.  Regardless of the cause, though, compromised veins become more […]

Why Do I Have Varicose Veins Around My Ankles?

Your veins are designed to transport blood back to your heart to be oxygenated. When something malfunctions during the transportation process and causes the blood to leak backward, you’ll start noticing bluish or purplish varicose veins under your skin. While varicose veins are usually seen in the legs, bulging veins can also show up on […]

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