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Why Are My Legs Swelling?

When your legs swell due to fluid retention, it could be something as simple as sitting too long, or as dangerous as kidney or heart failure. Understanding the causes of edema will help you recognize when a health risk is happening.

Jan 1st, 2021
How Serious Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Blood clots are potentially serious, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that affects blood vessels in your leg. A secondary danger arises from the fact that DVT may not display symptoms as it develops.

Dec 8th, 2020
Should I Be Concerned About My Leg Cramps?

Leg cramps are annoying, to be sure, but for many people, they’re only a nuisance, a reminder to stay hydrated. For others, they can occur often enough to seriously disrupt sleep, or they may also be an early sign of vein disease.

Nov 11th, 2020
Why Are Women More Likely to Develop Varicose and Spider Veins?

When they’re severe, varicose veins look angry and painful, even if they’re not, though they can have complications. While anyone can develop varicose veins or the related spider veins, these are venous issues that affect women more often than men.

Oct 13th, 2020
Is There a Way to Prevent Spider Veins?

Related to varicose veins, spider veins reflect a condition called venous insufficiency, and show up as red, blue, or purple web-like lines, usually on your legs. You can’t always prevent them from forming, but there are ways to reduce your risk.

Sep 10th, 2020
How Your Weight Affects Your Veins

High body mass index is a contributor to many health issues including diabetes and high blood pressure. Your veins are also affected negatively, and your extra pounds may cause varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.

Aug 9th, 2020
Are Your Spider Veins More Than a Cosmetic Issue?

Webs of tiny red veins on your legs may appear as you get older, particularly if you sit or stand for long periods of time. In most cases, these spider veins are otherwise symptom-free, but in some cases, they may be indicators of serious problems.

Jul 16th, 2020
What to Expect After Your Sclerotherapy

Spider and varicose veins can keep you from feeling good about the appearance of your legs. And if you’ve had scleropathy to get rid of the tangled webs that ruined your smooth skin, here’s how to ensure a successful recovery.

Jun 23rd, 2020
Top Tips for Preventing Varicose Veins

While varicose veins may result from factors beyond your control, there are things you can do — literally steps you can take — to help improve your chance of avoiding this unsightly condition caused by the failure of tiny valves within the veins.

May 12th, 2020
Banish Pesky Spider Veins Before Summer

Those red, blue, or purple webs covering your legs aren’t doing much except blemishing your skin. Called spider veins, these blemishes rarely cause issues other than cosmetic concerns. Treating spider veins is quick and easy with sclerotherapy.

Apr 9th, 2020
How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins, often unsightly, are more than a cosmetic concern. It can be brought on by age, hormones, pregnancy heredity, prolonged standing or hard work. Luckily, there's a simple, non-invasive office-based procedure to get rid of varicose veins.

Mar 1st, 2020
What to Do About Skin Darkening

Embarrassed by areas of dark skin on your legs or another area of your body? Skin discoloration can be a sign of an underlying vein condition that you don’t want to ignore. Nonsurgical procedures help treat the problem and improve skin aesthetics.

Jan 1st, 2020
What Is Sclerotherapy?

Do you have unsightly blue spider veins on your nose or cheeks? Do you hide your legs all summer because of webs of purple lines on your thighs or calves? Sclerotherapy can erase those veins and restore your skin-tone, without surgery or downtime.

Dec 1st, 2019
Lifestyle Changes to Improve Leg Pain from Vein Disorders

Vein disorders cause damage to your veins, resulting in discomfort and potentially leading to more serious problems. There are treatments for vein disorders that can help alleviate your pain, leg heaviness, tiredness but lifestyle changes also should be pa

Nov 1st, 2019
Warning Signs of a Blood Clot

A blood clot that forms in your blood vessels is a serious health issue that can be deadly. Knowing the warning signs of a blood clot can save your life.

Oct 1st, 2019
The Link Between Diabetes and PAD

When you have diabetes, your risk of developing several other conditions rises dramatically. Here’s what you need to know about the link between one of those conditions — peripheral artery disease — and diabetes.

Sep 1st, 2019
Are Spider Veins a Health Risk?

Those small, spidery, sprawling veins on your legs might be more than just a cosmetic issue. Keep reading to learn more about spider veins and potential health risks.

Aug 1st, 2019
Why It Is Important to Seek Treatment For Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is more than just pain and swelling in your leg. It’s a potential cause of a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot that travels from the legs to the lungs, which can be deadly. If you have a deep vein thrombosis or any of its risk factors,

Mar 1st, 2019
Venous Ulcers: Who Is At Risk?

Varicose veins can remain asymptomatic for long periods of time. However they can create more serious issues, leading to venous ulcers with severe disability. In some people, circulation impairment could cause sores in the lower leg and foot area conditio

Feb 12th, 2019
Yes, Men Get Varicose Veins, Too

What do you mean, men can get varicose veins, too? If you’re a man with varicose veins, you’re not alone. Learn when you should heed the symptoms and the available treatment options so your veins don’t get worse or lead to health complications.

Nov 16th, 2018
How Your Weight Affects Your Veins

Your vein health can be put at risk by excess weight. Find out why dropping a few pounds can relieve dangerous venous compression and help safeguard you from a serious medical event.

Jul 10th, 2019
Are You at Risk of Developing Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease is a condition where fatty deposits in your arteries block the flow of blood to your legs. This results in poor circulation and possible pain in your legs and feet. Knowing the risk factors helps you guard against PAD.

Oct 18th, 2018
Are Varicose Veins More Than a Cosmetic Concern?

Do you cover up your legs because you are embarrassed about the road map of bulging veins? While vanity may be your concern, varicose veins also pose a health concern and shouldn’t just be covered up. Read on to learn more about how varicose veins can affe

Sep 12th, 2018
5 Tips for Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Although deep vein thrombosis doesn’t present an imminent threat for most people, there are factors that put you more at risk for developing this dangerous condition. Here’s what you need to know.

Aug 16th, 2018
What Causes Spider Veins and How Can I Get Rid of Them?

Spider veins are a harmless but unsightly side effect of getting older, pregnancy, working on your feet, or carrying too much weight. If you’re bothered by the appearance of these veins, there are treatments that can make them vanish.

Jul 17th, 2018