Author Archive: Veins

Can Alcohol Make Varicose Veins Worse?

Varicose veins and other venous disorders such as chronic venous insufficiency now bother up to 50 million people in the United States. While there are many risk factors that can increase the risk of developing varicose veins, such as heredity, pregnancy, birth control pill, obesity, prolonged standing or sitting, etc., they’re all connected to weak […]

Published on: 12 November 2015
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Hydrotherapy for Varicose Veins: Worth Trying?

Venous disorders have been bothering humanity for centuries, but the typical Western lifestyle has made the problem grow out of its usual proportions. The constant sitting or standing instead of moving around, together with lack of exercise and diet high in salt and sugar is making it unbearable for our veins to function properly. According […]

Published on: 6 November 2015
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Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs

Varicose veins might not be the only reason why your legs ache and ankles swallow. Also known as peripheral vascular disease, PAD is a condition that narrows or blocks arteries, which ends up in poor blood flow to arms and legs, injuring nerves and other tissues. The blockages are caused by hardening of the arteries, […]

Published on: 4 November 2015
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Intensive Pulse Light (IPL): Does It Work for Spider Veins?

It’s almost Halloween, and for some of us red and blue spiderweb-looking veins are not necessarily part of the costume. Spider veins, also known as Telangiectasias now bother millions of people around the globe. Most of the time, they affect your face or legs, but in theory can occur anywhere on your body. So why […]

Published on: 30 October 2015
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Celebrity Buzz: Famous for Hand Veins

Twisting, bluish veins on your hands are typically not a major health concern – they start bulging and become naturally more prominent with increasing age because the hand skin thins and loses elasticity. In most cases, this condition doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort and most women look for treatment simply for aesthetic reasons. After […]

Published on: 23 October 2015
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Varicose Veins in Winter Time

Varicose veins have become a bothersome chronic condition for as many as 50% of all Americans. While the condition generally worsens in hot weather – high temperatures cause your veins to naturally dilate, which results in venous reflux, poor blood circulation and blood pooling around ankles and calves – winter time with cooler weather and […]

Published on: 19 October 2015
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Hawthorn for Varicose Veins: Worth Trying?

Vein related disorders, such as varicose and spider veins, as well as chronic venous insufficiency are a common problem that affects 50% Americans, and women are at higher risk. Most people try to avoid professional medical treatment as long as possible – after all, at the initial stage varicose and spider veins are more of […]

Published on: 17 October 2015
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Pulmonary Embolism and Its Famous Victims

Pulmonary embolism, or PE, is a dangerous condition that affects up to 900,000 people in the United States each year, and as many as 100,000 Americans actually die of this condition. For 25% of them, sudden death is also the first symptom, and 10 to 30% will die within one month of diagnosis. Pulmonary embolism (PE) […]

Published on: 16 October 2015
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Varicose Veins: Common Sense Tips

Problems with varicose veins and vein related disorders now affect over 40 million people in the US – this makes venous disorders one of the most frequent chronic conditions. Issues with poorly functioning vein valves and chronic venous insufficiency are related to our modern lifestyles of prolonged sitting and standing, unhealthy diet, as well as […]

Published on: 9 October 2015
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Varicose Veins: Can Massage Help?

Vein related disorders are becoming a serious problem of the Western world – according to statistics, 50% of middle-aged adults in the United States are affected by conditions such as varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Thanks to our unhealthy diets and lack of physical exercise, vein related disorders have turned into chronic conditions that […]

Published on: 7 October 2015
Posted by: Veins