Everything You Need To Know About Phlebitis

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Everything You Need To Know About Phlebitis

What is Phlebitis? Phlebitis, a serious venous inflammation, is caused when the blood vessel walls are damaged. This damage can be caused by injury, trauma or infection to your veins. Unlike varicose veins, which occur in your legs, phlebitis can occur in your arms also. The condition can cause pain and irritation, as it prevents…

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Can Essential Oils Treat Your Varicose Veins?

Can Essential Oils Treat Varicose Veins? Those who suffer from the discomfort of varicose veins have no doubt looked for an alternative treatment to surgery. A popular choice to ease the symptoms are essential oils, but do they treat varicose veins?  The underlying cause of varicose veins are faulty valves, which fail to push the blood…

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Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins – Recognizing the Difference

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While spider veins and varicose veins have some similarities, they also have some distinct differences. They can both make people feel self conscious and prevent you from looking your best. But there are also some important differences between the two conditions that you should be aware of. Differences Varicose Veins Large 4-5 mm in diameter…

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7 Common myths about varicose vein causes

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Are you concerned about varicose veins? Have you heard conflicting advice? There is a lot of different information available and understandably, it can all get a bit confusing. Considering that varicose veins will affect an estimated 20% of all adults at some point in their lives, its time to put some of the misconceptions to…

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Does wearing high heels cause varicose veins?

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High heels – friend or foe? Does wearing high heels day in and day out increase the risk of forming varicose veins?   Its no secret that high heels are a fashion accessory adored by many, but have you ever wondered if there are any side affects to wearing them? Unfortunately, there is. They can…

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Could Your Job Be Increasing Your Varicose Veins Risk?

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    There are many factors can increase your risk for varicose veins. The most important of these are heredity (having a family history of vein disease), age (being over 50), gender (women are more at risk than men), pregnancy, and being overweight. But did you know that one of the things that can greatly…

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Does Extreme Exercise Cause or Aggravate Varicose Veins?

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One of the most frequently asked questions of vein doctors is, “Will exercise affect my varicose veins?”. In this article we’ll answer this question, while providing some tips on how to exercise safely, if you have vein disease or are at risk of it.      In general, exercise helps to keep your veins healthy…

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Varicose Veins and Long-Haul Travel – Know the Risks

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Australians love to travel, in 2018 alone over 10.5 million intrepid travellers left our shores to explore the globe.  And given the long distances that separate Australia from other countries, most of these travellers face long haul travel times, during which they will be sitting immobile in possibly cramped seats.       Today’s smaller…

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How VenaSeal Treatment for Varicose Veins works

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Are you suffering from varicose veins? Or perhaps you’re looking for non-intrusive treatment options that do not include surgery? VenaSeal treatment maybe an option for you.   What Is VenaSeal Treatment? VenaSeal treatment is currently the newest and most advanced treatment method for varicose veins. This vein treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that introduces…

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Can varicose veins come back after treatment?

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Recurrent varicose veins After treatment Swelling and recurrent varicose veins After treatment   After going through a vein assessment, selecting treatment, and completing the treatment itself, you’d like to be sure that your varicose veins are gone for good. But can they come back? Unfortunately, it is possible with more invasive treatments increasing the likelihood…

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