During pregnancy, it’s common for many women to develop vein issues, especially in their legs. But what causes these veins to appear or worsen? And what can be done to minimize the pain and discomfort they may cause? Since becoming pregnant, you may have noticed the appearance of new varicose veins or that your existing…

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We’ve spoken a lot about varicose veins – what they are, preventative techniques, exercises, what surgery looks like, etc. But one thing we’ve never touched on is these varicose vein creams. What are they supposed to do? How do they supposedly work? Do they work? Should you try them? Here are the details. Creams are…

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Last month’s blog touched on what exactly are varicose veins and if you didn’t read it here’s the short version – “If you aren’t familiar with varicose veins, they are the highly visible, often misshapen veins usually found on your legs. You may feel pain, swelling, or achiness around these veins. You may see discoloration,…

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We’ve all seen our fair share of varicose veins – maybe on an elderly relative, a pregnant friend, or maybe even on your own legs. Why do these blue spidery or perhaps bulging veins appear and what can you do to prevent or fix them? First let’s look at the underlying cause and we’ll look…

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Veins are like little flexible pipes that return blood from all over your body back to your heart. Just like any part of your body, veins can become diseased. While there are many types of vein and vascular disease, a few are more common than others. Read on below to learn about 3 common types…

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foods that can reduce inflammation

Varicose veins are uncomfortable, but surgical intervention isn’t for everyone. Believe it or not, there are many non-surgical options out there. One of the least invasive options is reducing inflammation. Why is everyone always talking about Inflammation? It feels like this word is popping up everywhere when discussing any health topic. So, what does it…

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The term “varicose veins” usually conjures images of ugly bluish web-like veins that are lifted underneath the skin. These veins are typically treated as a cosmetic issue and not necessarily a health one. However, varicose veins can affect vascular health and should never be ignored.   What are varicose veins? And how do they occur?…

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Exercises for Varicose Veins

Many of my patients come to me with twisted and enlarged veins complaining of pain and discomfort. My diagnosis is swift and – unfortunately – comes as no surprise, when I confirm the presence of varicose veins. What may come as a surprise to you is that the appearance of those discolored, uncomfortable veins can…

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Whether you have them or are worried about getting them, varicose veins are more cosmetically displeasing than an actual health concern. While they can lead to some complications, most people seek to decrease their presence primarily for aesthetic reasons. The good news is, while there are several medical procedures that can help you do that,…

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Insurance is a headache for a lot of people. If you have health insurance, you’re thankful you do when you need it, but getting the insurance agencies to actually follow through seems to be the worst part. The process of getting things approved, sent off, and paid for all while trying to stay healthy can…

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