What Is the Success Rate of Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are rope-like veins that can no longer recirculate blood, typically found in the legs. As blood movement ceases, the veins bulge and overflow as the new blood comes in and pools with the old. The result can cause itching, throbbing, swelling and leg heaviness. Laser treatment for varicose veins is becoming much more […]

Understanding the Stages of Varicose Veins

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?

What Is Venous Hypertension?

What Is Venous Hypertension? Venous hypertension is a medical condition that occurs when the pressure inside the veins in the lower extremities increases due to weakened vein valves. Unlike arterial hypertension, which is commonly known as high blood pressure, venous hypertension specifically affects the veins in the legs. This condition can lead to chronic venous […]

Preventing and Managing 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 […]

Athletes & Varicose Veins

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 veins, and this condition actually can affect your […]

How to Prevent Varicose Vein Bruising

How to Prevent Varicose Vein Bruising

If you don’t yet have varicose veins, knowing how to work to prevent them is key. However, if you do have varicose veins, you need to know how to prevent them from bruising. Varicose veins are more susceptible to bruising due to the increased pressure and weakened vein walls. A simple bump or injury can […]

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