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Can Varicose Veins Cause Itchy Legs?

Among the many physical symptoms that go along with varicose veins, itching can be one of the most annoying and even painful symptoms. If you’re bothered by itchy legs, which can distract you from daily tasks and lead to skin irritation (or dermatitis) from scratching, it’s...
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How do you know if you have an aneurysm in your stomach?

You may not read a lot about aortic aneurysms in the news, but they’re actually responsible for a surprising number of deaths in the U.S. – about 10,000 every year, according to the CDC. Aortic aneurysms form when a section of the aorta – the main artery that...
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What are the dangers of DVT?

Blood clots are the body’s natural way of stopping excess blood flow, and when we’re injured, the clotting mechanism plays an important role in healing. But sometimes, clots form in the deeper veins, especially the veins in the legs and pelvis. This condition is called deep vein...
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How safe is spider vein treatment?

For some individuals, spider or varicose veins are minor cosmetic annoyances.  For others, however, these abnormal vessels undermine self-confidence.  Spider veins are very common, particularly among women.  Sometimes varicose vessels cause discomfort and medical complications. ...
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Can you exercise after spider vein treatment?

When you have spider veins or varicose veins you generally want to get treatment for them. That makes sense because you want your legs to look and feel better. But one thing you have to remember after vein treatment is that you’ll need to restrict your activities for a...
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Can you massage a leg with DVT?

Who doesn’t love a good massage? Not only does a massage feel great on tired, aching muscles, but it can also help relieve stress and get rid of sore muscle knots that can make even routine movements uncomfortable. Still, as beneficial as an occasional massage may be, it can also...
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How do you check for an aortic aneurysm?

Physicians view abdominal aortic aneurysms as disorders that could be deadly.  When not treated quickly enough, an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) might rupture.  This event causes roughly 15,000 deaths yearly among the U.S. population, ranking it tenth as a leading cause of...
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Can exercise help venous insufficiency?

About 40 million people suffer from ugly, painful varicose veins – and if you’re one of them, there’s a good chance you’ll develop more. Most varicose veins are associated with venous insufficiency, a chronic condition that develops when the blood in your lower extremities...
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