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Are Varicose Veins and Spider Veins the Same?

Both spider veins and varicose veins are classified as venous diseases, which are caused by a weakening in the walls of the blood vessels. While they are similar in that both can result in unpleasant changes in appearance on your legs and feet, they are very different in the effects they can have on your […]

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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous? If you struggle with varicose veins, it is important to know you are not alone. Those twisting, swollen blue veins can creep up on your legs, feet, calves, as well as other parts of the body. They are the result of weakened blood vessels, which allow blood to pool underneath the […]

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Finding My First Varicose Vein

by Annette Benedetti As a 44-year-old woman, I spend a lot of time concentrating on my health and wellness. I have been active for most of my adult life. I started running in my twenties and have practiced yoga for over 20 years. I work hard to stay fit and active and, like many Pacific […]

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Venaseal: A Fast, Comfortable New Vein Treatment

If you are active and spend most of your time on the go, taking time out of your schedule to deal with the difficulties and discomfort caused by varicose veins may seem impossible or cause you to put treatment off. Fortunately, advancements in medicine make restoring your legs’ health and youthful appearance faster and more […]

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What are Venous Leg Ulcers?

As you live the years of your life, you definitely accumulate a lot of wisdom. Unfortunately, your body just isn’t the same as when you were younger. Venous leg ulcers become much more common the older you get. Once you have reached your 80’s the chances of you having a venous ulceration is about one […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Varicose Veins & Treatment

Varicose veins are frustrating. Sometimes varicose veins look bumpy and bluish, bulging slightly from the skin while other times, varicose veins may be internal and you cannot see them at all. Whether they are visible or not, these veins can ache and be quite painful to deal with. Sometimes these veins just show up out […]

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Symptoms You Should Know About

You use your legs to walk, run, swim, climb, bike, and perform hundreds of other activities. You can’t afford to let the pain and aches associated with tired legs and heavy legs slow you down. You have work that needs to be done and things that you need to do. You might have heard people […]

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Varicose Veins: Activity Dos and Don’ts

Varicosities or varicose veins (twisted, enlarged veins at the skin’s surface) occur when blood isn’t able to pump from the feet and lower legs up to the heart and instead begins to pool in veins and enlarge them. While exercise is generally good for you and can help reduce your risk of varicose veins, there […]

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Varicose Veins – Jobs that Put You at Risk

  There are a variety of factors that play a role in determining whether or not you will suffer from Varicose Veins. Risk factors that you cannot control include genetics and gender. Fortunately there are lifestyle choices—including your career path—that directly affect your chances of developing venous disease. Jobs that require prolonged periods of time […]

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Varicose Veins- Are You Ready For Summer Fun?

It’s still cold and wet outside, but the isles in the clothing stores are a constant reminder that the sun is getting ready to pop out and stay. That’s right, spring and summer are on their way and warm-weather wear is starting to fill the racks in every clothing store you visit. While all of […]

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