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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and How Compression Therapy Can Help

Blood clots and varicose veins are being diagnosed in epidemic proportions. In the United States and other western civilizations, occupations that require prolonged periods of sitting or standing negatively impact vein circulation. How DVT occurs As our heart pumps blood to the tissues, it is retu ... Continue Reading

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and How Compression Therapy Can Help

Blood clots and varicose veins are being diagnosed in epidemic proportions. In the United States and other western civilizations, occupations that require prolonged periods of sitting or standing negatively impact vein circulation. How DVT occurs As our heart pumps blood t ... Continue Reading

5 Causes For Bulging Veins and Why You Should Treat Them

Bulging veins aren't always a cause for immediate concern, however if you have pain associated with them, you should seek medical attention. Here are the top five causes for bulging veins and how you can treat them. Continue Reading

5 Causes For Bulging Veins and Why You Should Treat Them

Bulging veins aren't always a cause for immediate concern, however if you have pain associated with them, you should seek medical attention. Here are the top five causes for bulging veins and how you can treat them. 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

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

A Patient's Guide to Clotting Disorders

Blood clots are created by the body to stop bleeding. Healthy formation of blood clots involves both the building up and breaking down of the clots. If either the breakdown or buildup mechanism is thrown off, a blood clotting disorder can result. Clotting disorders can be acquired or inherited. A ... Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to Clotting Disorders

Blood clots are created by the body to stop bleeding. Healthy formation of blood clots involves both the building up and breaking down of the clots. If either the breakdown or buildup mechanism is thrown off, a blood clotting disorder can result. Clotting disorders can be ac ... Continue Reading

All About Varicose Veins and Venous Reflux Disease

Varicose veins can make legs look unsightly, they can cause pain and swelling, and the source of it all is venous reflux disease. What is venous reflux disease? Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist in the return of blood back to the heart. In venous reflux disease, the va ... Continue Reading

All About Varicose Veins and Venous Reflux Disease

Varicose veins can make legs look unsightly, they can cause pain and swelling, and the source of it all is venous reflux disease. What is venous reflux disease? Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist in the return of blood back to the heart. In veno ... Continue Reading

4 Important Things You Need to Know About May-Thurner Syndrome

May-Thurner Syndrome, also known as iliac vein compression syndrome, describes a condition where pressure builds up in the left common iliac vein, a blood vessel located in the pelvic area, as a result of compression by an artery, known as the right common iliac artery. As a result of the body’s a ... Continue Reading

4 Important Things You Need to Know About May-Thurner Syndrome

May-Thurner Syndrome, also known as iliac vein compression syndrome, describes a condition where pressure builds up in the left common iliac vein, a blood vessel located in the pelvic area, as a result of compression by an artery, known as the right common iliac artery. As a ... Continue Reading

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