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How to Prepare for Your Ileostomy

An ileostomy is a life-changing operation. Here’s how to prep for the procedure with the support of your care team. Abdominal diseases such as colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or familial adenomatous polyposis (a hereditary disorder marked by polyps along the...
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What You Need to Know About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially serious medical condition. If you notice any of the following symptoms, visit your doctor immediately. The largest blood vessel in the body, the aorta extends from the heart to the abdomen. If the portion of the aorta located in the...
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How to Prevent Blood Clots When Traveling

Long plane and car rides may put you at risk of blood clots. But there are preventative steps you can take to enjoy a safe journey. Blood clots can strike at any time, but long-distance travelers are at a greater risk of developing a serious clotting disorder known as deep vein...
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Do Varicose Veins Itch?

Itching is one of the many uncomfortable symptoms of varicose veins. Here’s how you can find relief. In addition to the pain and swelling that often accompany varicose veins, you may also experience an itching sensation. Irritated and itchy skin around varicose veins stems from...
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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease and How Is It Treated?

  Plaque build-up in the arteries can lead to peripheral arterial disease, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available.  Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious vascular disorder that may lead to a heart attack...
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Do Varicose Veins Hurt?

More than half of people with varicose veins experience pain — here’s how you can find relief. Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem. Many people with this venous disorder experience pain, swelling, and throbbing in the legs, among other symptoms. According to one study,...
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Breaking Down Common Myths About Varicose Veins

Don’t fall for these five myths about varicose veins — they could prevent you from getting the treatment you need. As with any common medical condition, a number of myths exist around varicose veins. Unfortunately, these misconceptions may deter people from seeking appropriate...
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6 Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins

Though there is no way to entirely prevent varicose veins, you can take measures to keep your veins healthy and strong for many years to come. Varicose veins occur when the delicate valves in the leg veins struggle to pump blood back to the heart. The blood begins to pool in the...
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