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Understanding the Main Causes of Spider Veins

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

5 Tips to Improve Circulation in Your Legs

Proper circulation is a vital aspect of your overall health and wellbeing. It’s a part of us that quite literally just flows, making it something that is not often thought of when it comes to caring for our health until we notice a change in our bodies. The first sign of inadequate circulation, especially in … Continued

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition that causes uncomfortable sensations in the lower legs. However, this uncontrollable urge to move can also occur in the thighs, feet, arms, chest and face. RLS commonly occurs in the evening or nighttime hours when sitting or lying down. Why? Experts say RLS is linked to low dopamine … Continued

Three Ways You Can Prevent Varicose Veins

Varicose veins aren’t typically dangerous, but they can be unsightly and even painful. In some cases, they can also cause complications, like blood clots, bleeding, and skin ulcers, because this condition affects the vein’s ability to pump blood through the body and back toward the heart. If a close family member has varicose veins, you … Continued

Cold Weather and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins occur when the valves inside them become weakened or damaged. As a result, blood cannot flow efficiently from the extremities back toward the heart. Instead, blood pools inside the vein, causing bulging, ropy, painful, varicose veins. If you suffer from painful varicose veins, cooler temperatures could give them a leg up. As temperatures … Continued