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Teacher thankful for return of ‘happy’ legs after effective varicose vein treatment

Long days of teaching exacerbated the burning and restless feelings in Kendra Brauer’s legs. The bruises and visible veins also provoked curious questions from her second-grade students if she wore anything shorter than full-length pants. Brauer first noticed a bruise on her leg when she was in her mid-20s. Slowly, more veins showed up and […]

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Complications of Untreated Vein Disease

Complications of untreated vein disease

Vein disease occurs when your blood vessels stop working correctly. Often the first signs of vein disease are aches, pains, and swelling in your legs. You may also notice varicose or spider veins between your knee and ankle. While some of these signs seem minor, they can lead to serious health issues if left untreated. […]

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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution for Healthy Veins

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution for Healthy Veins

You’ve been meaning to take better care of your veins, but it hasn’t been a priority. This year, it’s time to put your vein health first and get relief from your painful, unsightly varicose or spider veins. Varicose and spider veins appear when your veins aren’t working properly You may feel aches, pains, or even […]

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Vein Treatment: What Are Your Options?

vein treatment options

People suffering from varicose veins experience a range of symptoms, which can guide the recommendation of treatments. If varicose veins cause minor symptoms, such as mild swelling in the legs and ankles, it may be suggested to make some lifestyle changes, such as: Getting regular exercise Losing excess weight Wearing loose-fitting clothes Elevating your legs […]

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Nutrition Tips to Keep Your Veins Healthy

nutrition for healthy veins

The veins and arteries are the couriers the body cannot live without. The arteries deliver oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the cells, tissues and organs. The veins transport blood back to the heart. Their tasks may seem complicated, but there is a simple way you can keep your veins strong and healthy — eat well. […]

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Traveling With Vein Disease

traveling with vein disease

It’s that time of year, when traveling and the holidays go hand in hand for millions of Americans. Long trips of four hours or more by car, train or plane can be challenging for people in general. But these days, air travel is uncomfortable for just about everyone, and sitting in a cramped seat for […]

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Common Myths About Vein Disease

common myths about vein disease

Varicose veins. Spider veins. Vein disease. These conditions are common, but they are not always related, and they don’t affect just one segment of the population. To debunk some of the common myths about vein disease, let’s begin by defining vein disease. Vein disease occurs when: Tiny valves in the leg veins weaken, making it […]

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Excess Weight and Varicose Veins

Excess weight and varicose veins

Many aren’t aware of the significant link between excess weight and varicose veins. Among some of the key risk factors of varicose veins, managing your weight is one you can directly control. Excess weight, varicose veins and an unhealthy domino effect Being overweight or obese increases pressure on the leg veins, contributing to the development of […]

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