Recognizing and Treating Venous Stasis Ulcers

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.  […]

Varicose Veins and Body Weight

Varicose Veins and Body Weight

If you’ve recently gained weight and noticed you now have varicose veins, you may wonder if it’s a coincidence or if there is a connection. Can varicose veins improve or go away with weight loss? And why did you get varicose veins in the first place? Here’s what you need to know. What Causes Varicose […]

Venous Insufficiency and Heart Health

Venous Insufficiency and Heart Health

Sufficient blood flow from your heart and body helps ensure you are alive and well. Venous insufficiency is a condition where the valves in your veins don’t work properly, so blood may flow backward and pool in the veins. When you have venous insufficiency, blood from your legs may not flow correctly.  Venous insufficiency can develop […]

Is There a Connection Between Menstrual Cycles and Varicose Veins?

Is There a Connection Between Menstrual Cycles and Varicose Veins?

Have you ever wondered why varicose veins hurt more during your period? Many women experience this phenomenon, and they are right to attribute the swelling in their varicose veins to menstruation. Varicose Veins and the Menstrual Cycle: Why Do Your Varicose Veins Hurt During Your Period? Many women who have varicose veins and experience symptoms often […]

Does Varicose Vein Treatment Have Side Effects?

Does Varicose Vein Treatment Have Side Effects?

Advances in modern technologies have led to safer vein therapies over the years. Examples include imaging improvements, new medications that replace more invasive procedures, smaller instrumentations, advanced laser devices and effective chemical substances.  Even with the advent of less invasive procedures, there is still the possibility of risk in varicose vein treatment. Although the risk […]

Will My Heart Condition Impact My Leg Veins and Arteries? 

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 […]

Are Cellulite and Varicose Veins Related?

Are Cellulite and Varicose Veins Related?

Cellulite and varicose veins are incredibly common, and nearly everyone will have them at some point. Are these conditions related? Can you develop one without the other? If you have one or both, how do you get rid of cellulite and varicose veins? While these conditions are normal, you can seek treatment to find relief […]

The Difference Between Lipedema and Lymphedema

The Difference Between Lipedema and Lymphedema

Lymphedema and lipedema sound similar, and they have some symptoms in common. Medical professionals often misdiagnose both as obesity. Despite those similarities, they are two distinct conditions, and you must seek different treatments for lymphedema and lipedema. Too often, doctors misunderstand these conditions. Still, several telltale signs set lipedema and lymphedema apart from each other […]

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