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Fashion Trends That May Increase Risk for Varicose Veins

Maintaining healthy circulation goes a long way to prevent the development of varicose veins. Here are a few fashion trends that may negatively affect that healthy circulation and put you at a higher risk for varicose veins:

High heels

Calf muscles do a lot of work to contract and pump blood up the legs and towards the […]

September 29th, 2015|

Why Do I Get Varicose Veins?

Over 80 million Americans experience vein problems, and one of the most common is varicose veins. Varicose veins form when the vein’s valve—which stops blood from flowing backwards—becomes weak and can no longer stop that reverse blood flow. The blood leaks backwards and settles, stretching and enlarging the vein, and causing a varicose vein to […]

September 29th, 2015|

Celebrities Who Have Battled Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be a painful and unsightly condition, and one that affects nearly 40% of Americans. They have a wide variety of causes, from obesity to insufficient exercise to family history, among others. And while developing varicose veins may have you asking, “Why me?” it’s important to remember that this condition doesn’t discriminate. In […]

August 28th, 2015|

Five Common Myths About Varicose Veins

Myth #1: Only older women get varicose veins

While it may be true that older women are the group most likely to develop the condition, it’s also true that it can affect people of all ages and genders. In fact, about 25% of people diagnosed with the condition are men. Being overweight, living a sedentary lifestyle, […]

August 25th, 2015|

May-Thurner Syndrome

In normal anatomy, blood flows through the deep veins of the leg, into the pelvis, and then to the heart. Sometimes, however, the deep vein in the left leg, called the left common iliac vein, is pushed into the vertebra behind it by the big pelvic artery that crosses over it. This compression can cause […]

August 19th, 2015|

Living with Varicose Veins this Summer

From intensified symptoms to leg-baring outfits that can increase self-consciousness, summer can be a tough season for people who suffer from varicose veins. Here are a few tips to help you ease the difficulty of living with varicose veins in the warmer months:
Stay Cool and Hydrated
High heat and dehydration can lead to greater vein dilation, […]

July 26th, 2015|

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Varicose vein development during pregnancy is a common occurrence for a number of reasons. First, a pregnant woman’s body produces extra blood to keep the baby healthy. This extra blood adds pressure to blood vessels, especially the ones in the legs that have to work extra hard to battle gravity and carry blood to the […]

July 20th, 2015|

Menopause and Varicose Veins

Menopause can affect the body in a variety of ways. Bones can become brittle, sexual desire can wane, and those blue, bulging veins can appear on the legs. This is all due to decreased production by the ovaries of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The drop in these hormones may cause the walls of the […]

June 23rd, 2015|Tags: , |

Best Foods to Combat Varicose Veins

As we age, varicose veins can begin to appear in the lower extremities as these veins weaken, causing blood to pool and the walls of these veins to bulge. Several factors can affect this condition, including genes, obesity, pregnancy and long periods of time sitting or standing. Nutrition can also play a role. Here are […]

June 16th, 2015|

Exercise and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged veins usually visible in the thighs and calves. As we age over time, veins can become weakened and gravity can cause blood to pool in the lower extremities. For many people this is simply a cosmetic matter of unsightly veins, but for others, this condition can cause itching around the vein, […]

June 9th, 2015|Tags: , |