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What Are the Main Causes of Varicose Veins?

September 27, 2018

Varicose veins can develop at any age and are annoying, unsightly, and at times, painful. Unfortunately, varicose vein disease is generally regarded as an inherited disorder and therefore will never actually go away on its own without proper treatment. In fact, varicose vein disease is considered a “progressive disease” which means that it will get worse…

Is Sitting or Standing Better for Varicose Veins?

August 24, 2018

Varicose veins can appear at any time for any number of reasons. Many people inherit them; others develop them because of pregnancy or extra weight gain. But can sitting or standing cause unsightly varicose or spider veins? To answer this question, we need to know exactly what causes varicose veins.  What Causes Varicose Veins?  Faulty veins cause these…

man's calves with varicose veins visibly in sight

What Do Varicose Veins Look Like?

June 11, 2018

Many people have no idea what varicose veins look or feel like, however, with a little insight it becomes much easier to identify these unsightly issues. Varicose veins are basically dilated veins that are visibly apparent on the skin surface.  They can range in color from red to a dark purple or blue color and…

What Causes Varicose Veins in Pregnancy?

May 22, 2018

Varicose veins during pregnancy are one of the most common complaints women make, right after stretch marks and fatigue. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent varicose veins or alleviate pain if you already have them. How Do Varicose Veins Form During Pregnancy During pregnancy, the volume of blood in the body practically doubles causing the blood…

At what age do you get varicose veins?

May 8, 2018

Venous disease affects over 80 million Americans, and contrary to popular belief, not all of those sufferers are over the age of 50. Many people with varicose and spider veins are in their 20s, and they can be as painful and threatening) in younger people as it is in the older population. The Difference Between Varicose Veins…

Does RLS Run in the Family?

April 26, 2018

Willis-Ekbom Syndrome, better known as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), affects about five to ten percent of adults and two to four percent of children. Although the disease is not well understood, we do know that it causes an irresistible urge to move the legs to relieve discomfort and pain. But what exactly causes RLS? There are several causes,…

Electrolysis vs Laser Hair Removal: Which is Better?

April 6, 2018

If you are tired of shaving, plucking, and waxing unwanted hair, you may benefit from longer lasting hair reduction services. In particular, you may be torn between electrolysis vs. laser hair removal. While each technique does remove undesired hair from various locations on the body, the benefits of laser hair removal make it a more attractive…

What Does Restless Leg Syndrome Feel Like?

April 2, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have restless leg syndrome? Many people have it and do not know what restless legs really are. Consequently, they suffer without the treatment necessary to alleviate their symptoms. But this doesn’t have to be you. What is Restless Leg Syndrome?   Restless leg syndrome is considered a movement disorder…

What Causes Facial Spider Veins?

March 29, 2018

Aging is no fun. The metabolism slows down, arthritis starts to set in, and skin begins to sag and thin. Some people experience varicose veins on their legs, and others start to notice spider veins on their face. When you start to notice changes in your appearance (and not good changes!) your confidence may suffer.…

What Foods are Good for Veins?

March 23, 2018

Did you know that your vascular system has over 60,000 miles of blood vessels that transport blood throughout the body? As we age, these blood vessels are susceptible to some complications that can affect circulation and prevent nutrient-rich blood from reaching vital organs, like the brain. A poor diet can accelerate this aging process, leading…

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