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All About Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), also known as chronic venous disease (CVD), is a condition in which problems with vein circulation impede the return of blood from the legs to the heart. Doctors do not always agree on the definition of CVI, but the symptoms of CVI are clear: leg swelling, skin da ... Continue Reading

All About Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), also known as chronic venous disease (CVD), is a condition in which problems with vein circulation impede the return of blood from the legs to the heart. Doctors do not always agree on the definition of CVI, but the symptoms of CVI are cle ... Continue Reading

How Aging and Pregnancy Can Lead to Vein Problems

Your veins carry blood back to your heart and lungs, where the blood can pick up oxygen and nutrients before returning to the rest of your body. Unlike your arteries, the veins have fairly thin walls and a series of valves to keep blood flowing in the proper direction. Because the vein walls are so ... Continue Reading

How Aging and Pregnancy Can Lead to Vein Problems

Your veins carry blood back to your heart and lungs, where the blood can pick up oxygen and nutrients before returning to the rest of your body. Unlike your arteries, the veins have fairly thin walls and a series of valves to keep blood flowing in the proper direction. Becau ... Continue Reading

The Important Differences Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Spider veins and varicose veins are very different in appearance but are similar in their basic characteristics. An estimated 30-60 percent of the adult population develops varicosities during their lifetime. More women than men develop spider veins or varicose veins. Advancing age influences both s ... Continue Reading

The Important Differences Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Spider veins and varicose veins are very different in appearance but are similar in their basic characteristics. An estimated 30-60 percent of the adult population develops varicosities during their lifetime. More women than men develop spider veins or varicose veins. Advanc ... Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to Superficial Venous Insufficiency

Diagnosing superficial venous insufficiency is not always easy. Many conditions unrelated to venous circulation can mimic vein diseases. Also, the established presence of vein disease does not rule out the potential for other coexisting conditions. Therefore, it takes some time and patience for your Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to Superficial Venous Insufficiency

Diagnosing superficial venous insufficiency is not always easy. Many conditions unrelated to venous circulation can mimic vein diseases. Also, the established presence of vein disease does not rule out the potential for other coexisting conditions. Therefore, it takes some t ... Continue Reading

5 Important Things to Know About Varicocele

In appearance and texture, the varicocele has been clinically likened to a bag of worms. Although the appearance may be alarming, some varicoceles are asymptomatic and do not require treatment. However, other individuals may experience feelings of pain, aching and heaviness in the area as a result o ... Continue Reading

5 Important Things to Know About Varicocele

In appearance and texture, the varicocele has been clinically likened to a bag of worms. Although the appearance may be alarming, some varicoceles are asymptomatic and do not require treatment. However, other individuals may experience feelings of pain, aching and heaviness ... Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous statis ulcers, otherwise known as venous ulcers, are non-healing or slow-healing wounds which form as a result of the backward flow of blood in the lower extremities. Venous stasis ulcers can be the result of vein disorders such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or clotting disorders or are sympt ... Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous statis ulcers, otherwise known as venous ulcers, are non-healing or slow-healing wounds which form as a result of the backward flow of blood in the lower extremities. Venous stasis ulcers can be the result of vein disorders such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or clotti ... Continue Reading

Venous Diseases 101

Venous diseases, particularly varicose veins, are very common medical entities that are present in over half the general population older than 65 years of age. They consist of enlarged veins that gain a bluish-purple discoloration, are twisted and bulging. Continue Reading

Venous Diseases 101

Venous diseases, particularly varicose veins, are very common medical entities that are present in over half the general population older than 65 years of age. They consist of enlarged veins that gain a bluish-purple discoloration, are twisted and bulging. Continue Reading

All About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Chronic pelvic pain is a common condition and reports indicate that more than 30 percent of women complain about pain in the lower abdomen occasionally throughout their lifetime. Occasionally, it is also known as pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). What is pelvic congestion syndrome? It is believed ... Continue Reading

All About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Chronic pelvic pain is a common condition and reports indicate that more than 30 percent of women complain about pain in the lower abdomen occasionally throughout their lifetime. Occasionally, it is also known as pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). What is pelvic congestion s ... Continue Reading

7 Venous Disease Risk Factors

Venous disease is a term used to describe a number of conditions that affect the veins and circulatory system. These conditions include, but are not limited to venous insufficiency, blood clots and varicose veins. Continue Reading

7 Venous Disease Risk Factors

Venous disease is a term used to describe a number of conditions that affect the veins and circulatory system. These conditions include, but are not limited to venous insufficiency, blood clots and varicose veins. Continue Reading

6 Common Myths and About Varicose Veins Debunked

Varicose veins and spider veins are venous conditions that affect millions of people throughout the world. In the past there were only two available treatments for veins. For varicose veins, a procedure called ligation and stripping involved multiple incisions and a long period of recovery. And for ... Continue Reading

6 Common Myths and About Varicose Veins Debunked

Varicose veins and spider veins are venous conditions that affect millions of people throughout the world. In the past there were only two available treatments for veins. For varicose veins, a procedure called ligation and stripping involved multiple incisions and a long per ... Continue Reading

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