Taking Care of Your Veins

Taking Care of Your Veins

While genetics is connected to the development of varicose veins and spider veins, there is still plenty you can do to ease the pain and discomfort they cause, as well as prevent further problems. We want you to know how diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes can...
Deep Vein Thrombosis: Know the Risks

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Know the Risks

Vein disease is a serious health concern that can be life-threatening. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) results when a blood clot forms in a deep vein in your body, typically in the thighs or lower legs. It can cause pain and swelling but can also occur without symptoms....
Debunking Myths About Varicose Veins

Debunking Myths About Varicose Veins

Over the years, there has been a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding varicose veins. Contrary to what some believe, they are not caused by crossing your legs. They can be caused by pregnancy though. Exercise helps prevent, not cause, them. Their appearance...

Avoiding Amputations

There are more than 130,000 amputations per year in the United States, and many of those are performed on patients with arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), also called peripheral vascular disease, is the blockage of arteries going to an extremity or...
May-Thurner Syndrome

May-Thurner Syndrome

Leg pain and swelling can be caused by a number of problems, many of them venous in nature. One serious condition with these symptoms is May-Thurner syndrome. Caused by the compression of an important vein against the spine, May-Thurner syndrome is the narrowing of...
Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), blood clots that happen in deep veins, often in the thighs and lower legs, is a relatively common venous condition that is not life-threatening. However, if treatment doesn’t occur, DVT can lead to a serious condition called post-thrombotic...