Understanding the Stages of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be a cosmetic concern for some people, but for others, this condition causes pain and discomfort. When left untreated, varicose veins can evolve into different stages, indicating the possibility of an underlying health condition, such as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which is when the tiny, one-way valves in your veins become damaged. […]

DVT and Pulmonary Embolism

When patients experience deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), they are at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Deep vein thrombosis is the medical term for a blood clot, found in the deep veins of the leg.   Pulmonary embolism happens when these blood clots loosen and travel upward toward the lungs, resulting in […]

What Is Venous Hypertension?

Venous hypertension is a condition that results from weakened lower extremity veins that have lost their ability to return blood to the heart.  High vein pressure or venous hypertension is different from arterial hypertension commonly known as high blood pressure.  This high-pressure results from weakened vein valves that allow blood to build up and pool […]

Varicose Veins in Your 50s

As people get older, it’s more likely to see varicose veins developing on their legs. The valves in peoples’ veins weaken as they age, letting the blood pool and encouraging the development of twisted and enlarged varicose veins. If you’re in your 50s and don’t want varicose veins, it’s vital to know the precautions you […]

Lymphedema — Pathophysiology, Appearance, Treatments and Association With Venous Disease

Lymphedema is a medical condition caused by blockages in the lymph system. Patients with lymphedema may experience swelling around major limbs, making movement uncomfortable or difficult. Lymphedema can occur at any age, so it’s vital to take preventative action against its symptoms. What Is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is the buildup or blockage of fluid in a […]

Varicose Veins and Athletes – The Surprising Facts

Varicose Veins and Athletes – The Surprising Facts Did you know that even if you are healthy and exercise regularly, you still can develop varicose veins? You might even think that because you’re in good shape, there’s no way you could have such a problem. But the reality is that even athletes can develop varicose […]

Reasons To Have Your Varicose Veins Treated Now, Not Later

Many people assume that the worst part about varicose veins is worrying about how their legs look in shorts. In reality, varicose veins carry serious health risks. If left untreated, you could face a number of issues, from painful ulcers to dangerous blood clots. If you’re suffering from varicose veins, take a look at these […]

How to Prevent Spider Vein Bruising

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 […]

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