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Do I Need to Wear Compression Stockings After My Vein Procedure?

Do I Need to Wear Compression Stockings After My Vein Procedure?

Do I Need to Wear Compression Stockings After My Vein Procedure? Compression stockings are often used as part of a conservative treatment plan for varicose veins. They improve circulation, reduce fatigue, and ease swelling in the feet and ankles. Although compression stockings help control the symptoms associated with varicose veins, they won’t make diseased veins…

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Why Winter is the Best Time to Treat Varicose Veins

Why Winter is the Best Time to Treat Varicose Veins Many sufferers from varicose veins refrain from wearing shorts or clothes that expose their legs, embarrassed by the appearance of their varicose veins. All too often we hear from patients who have been putting off treatment assuming that surgery is the only option. This couldn’t…

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How Compression Stockings Can Help People With Varicose Veins

How Compression Stockings Can Help People With Varicose Veins What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are leg veins that do not pump blood effectively up the legs to the heart. They are often seen as bulging veins just underneath your skin on either or both legs. All veins contain small valves that propel blood up…

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Why are Varicose Veins Primarily Found in the Legs?

  So why are Varicose Veins found in the legs? There are a few reasons that varicose veins are found in the legs. Firstly, it is all about gravity.  According to MyDr. – “Veins have the job of taking blood back to the heart. Blood moves from the superficial veins (found just under the skin)…

Are Your Veins Trying To Tell You Something?

Are Your Veins Trying To Tell You Something?

Our veins are an integral part of our circulation system, acting as a roadway which drives de-oxygenated blood back to our hearts. When young, we may only be able to see our veins through the paper-thin skin on the insides of our wrists and elbows. But as we age, we may be able to see…

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Everything you Need to Know About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Varicose Veins

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis and is it Serious? DVT is a condition that involves blood clots (thrombi) in the deep veins of the legs. When blood clots develop in the deeper veins it can be serious and require medical attention. The obstruction caused to venous blood flow by these deeper clots, or thrombi, is a…

Why Can Varicose Veins Recur?

Why Can Varicose Veins Recur?

Varicose veins can recur, find out why they do. If you have been “comparison shopping” to find the best treatment for your vein problems, you’ve possibly heard that “permanent varicose vein removal” isn’t always permanent. Sometimes, they do seem to reappear after treatment. In this article, we’ll explain a couple of the reasons this happens,…

Does it Hurt to Have Varicose Veins Treated?

Does it Hurt to Have Varicose Veins Treated?

Many people avoid having varicose veins treated as they believe the procedure can be invasive and painful. This is a myth. Technology has improved dramatically over the years, which provides patients with a variety of treatment options that are considered to be practically painless. The different treatment options and any pain associated with them below.…

Tips for Nurses – What You Can Do to Help Prevent Varicose Veins

Tips for Nurses – What You Can Do to Help Prevent Varicose Veins

If you are a working nurse, you may have concerns about developing varicose veins. For many reasons, these fears are justified. Two of the biggest risk factors that determine one’s likelihood of developing vein diseases like varicose and spider veins are gender and lifestyle. Due to hormones women develop varicose veins more often than men.…

7 Common Myths About Varicose Veins

7 Common Myths About Varicose Veins

Are you concerned about varicose veins? If so, you are not alone: approximately 50% of adults over age 50 have varicose veins and they tend to increase with age. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about the causes of varicose veins and the most effective treatments available.   Dr Zil Yassine founded The Vein…

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3 Things You Need To Know About Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant and concerned about varicose veins, some of the questions that have probably occurred to you are:   1) Will I develop varicose veins during my pregnancy? The answers to this question is a classic good news/bad news scenario. First, the good news. If you don’t have…

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5 Things Every Man Should Know About His Veins

When it comes to varicose veins, women are targeted as the main sufferers who seek both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Awareness campaigns often neglect the fact that men have more serious forms of varicose veins disease even if the incidence of varicose veins is less in men than it is in women. What Men Need…

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