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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

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

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

How Pregnancy Increases the Risk for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a very common condition in the United States and affect about 25 percent of women. The process of valve failure is almost entirely hereditary. However, certain conditions such as hormonal changes and pregnancy can play a unique role in the appearance of varicose veins in women of ... Continue Reading

How Pregnancy Increases the Risk for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a very common condition in the United States and affect about 25 percent of women. The process of valve failure is almost entirely hereditary. However, certain conditions such as hormonal changes and pregnancy can play a unique role in the appearance of va ... Continue Reading

Men Take a Stand Against Varicose Veins

An estimated 30-40 percent of the U.S. adult population is affected by vein problems in the legs. However, most men are surprised to learn that, they too, can develop vein conditions they previously believed affected only women. While it's true that cosmetic conditions, such as spider veins, arise ... Continue Reading

Men Take a Stand Against Varicose Veins

An estimated 30-40 percent of the U.S. adult population is affected by vein problems in the legs. However, most men are surprised to learn that, they too, can develop vein conditions they previously believed affected only women. While it's true that cosmetic conditions, suc ... Continue Reading

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