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 […]

Why Are My Veins Blue? 

Why Are My Veins Blue? 

Your veins play an important role in your body’s circulatory system. While the heart pumps blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, your veins are responsible for returning the deoxygenated blood to the heart for reoxygenation.  Even though blood is dark red, sometimes veins appear to have a bluish tint beneath the skin. Usually, this is […]

Top 3 Drinks to Improve Blood Circulation

Top 3 Drinks to Improve Blood Circulation

If you have DVT, varicose veins or other vein concerns, you likely want to improve blood circulation. Luckily, there are many drinks and foods that can help your circulation. How to Improve Blood Circulation Naturally There are several ways to improve blood circulation naturally, including elevating your legs, staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and […]

Venous Insufficiency and Heart Health

Venous Insufficiency and Heart Health

When the veins in your legs stop letting blood pump back to your heart, you develop venous insufficiency. The valves in your veins are supposed to pump your blood, but weakened or malfunctioning valves can cause blood pooling in the legs, a sign of chronic venous insufficiency.  Other symptoms of the condition can include leg […]

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

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, […]

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