If you’ve ever noticed swelling in your legs, arms, hands, or feet upon waking or throughout the day, it may seem to come out of nowhere and be quite alarming. Although common, leg swelling can range from mild to severe, depending on the underlying cause. Often associated with edema (fluid retention), leg swelling affects thousands … Continued
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Nearly 1 in 20 adults will be affected by chronic venous insufficiency, especially those aged 50 and older, females, and people with a family history. Chronic venous insufficiency, caused by incompetent vein valves, can create unrelenting and debilitating symptoms. The good news is that this vascular condition can be treated, and healthy blood flow throughout … Continued
Varicose veins are one of the most common vascular conditions. In fact, between 30 to 60% of adults will experience them in their lifetime. If you or a loved one is living with varicose veins, you’re not alone. With different risk factors, from genetics to lifestyle choices, it can be hard to pinpoint what is … Continued
Most aspects of our health are somewhat affected by our genetics. Understanding exactly what we can attribute to our genetics versus what we can associate with our lifestyle choices is important when treating specific health conditions such as varicose veins. While varicose veins are common, affecting 30% and 60% of adults in their lifetime, it … Continued
Approximately 80% of men and 85% of women are diagnosed with spider or varicose veins at some point in their lifetime. While they are most common in those with a family history of the condition, they can affect anyone at any age due to various outside factors, such as pregnancy or weight gain. Most patients … Continued
Although spider veins share a name with common pests, they have nothing to do with the arachnid. They get their name from how the veins appear on the skin’s surface in a spider web-like pattern. If you are living with spider veins, you’re not alone. Between 30% and 60% of adults will get spider or … Continued
About 40% of women develop varicose veins during pregnancy, especially during their second or third trimester. These enlarged and twisted veins can itch, hurt and cause a feeling of heaviness while appearing unsightly on the lower legs. For many, varicose veins are generally harmless and often resolve on their own after childbirth. For others, advanced … Continued
Anytime you sit for long periods, you may experience some aches and pains, especially if you’re in tight quarters, such as on an airplane. Although the risk of developing a serious medical condition or illness from long periods of sitting on a plane is low for healthy adults, it can be detrimental to those living … Continued
It’s a common question we get all the time: What is the difference between arteries and veins? On the surface, they seem similar. We know that blood circulates in the human body through connected channels called blood vessels. Arteries and veins are the major blood vessels in the cardiovascular system. While they are similar because … Continued
How do you know if you need a vascular surgeon or a vein specialist? What are the differences between these two specialties? For example, if you have painful leg swellings and varicose veins—large and twisted veins on your legs, do you consult a vascular surgeon or vein specialist? There are differences in the area of … Continued