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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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What Is Thrombophlebitis and How Is It Treated?

Thrombophlebitis, or inflammation due to a blood clot, can be painful and debilitating. Here’s how patients can get relief. Blood clots can form anywhere in the body, posing a threat to your health and, in some cases, your life. They most often appear in the veins of the legs,...
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Exercise and Varicose Veins: Here’s What You Need to Know

When it comes to exercising with varicose veins, some workouts are more beneficial than others. Should you exercise when you have varicose veins? The answer is yes, but there are definitely workout routines to follow and others to avoid. Although exercise alone won’t cure...
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What’s the Difference Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Spider veins and varicose veins often appear together, but that doesn’t mean they’re the same thing. Spider veins and varicose veins often appear side-by-side on legs and share some of the same symptoms of venous insufficiency. Yet each condition is quite different from the...
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Varicose Veins and Venous Ulcers: Here’s What You Need to Know

Treating varicose veins early can help prevent painful ulcers from forming. Poor circulation in the legs can lead to varicose veins, but it can also cause venous ulcers. These painful sores usually develop just above the ankle and below the calf. While these injuries can be...
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