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How does VenaSeal work?

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How does VenaSeal work? The medical grade glue is placed into the vein through a small catheter and rapidly seal the vein shut.    Is loss of the vein a problem? No, blood will be circulated to other healthy veins.    Am I at risk from the VenaSeal medical adhesive? No, the glue has been…Read More

Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy?

Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy?
Do those eye-catching shoes have a place in good health? Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy? Crocs -- those clog-like shoes in bright colors -- might not match everyone's idea of fashion, but fans swear by their comfort. And Croc lovers say they bring health benefits to the two extremities that carry us all to…Read More

Compression Socks

Causes of Varicose Veins
Compression Socks While most people start wearing compression socks when advised by a doctor to do so, they are actually helpful for a multitude of different reasons. It is best not to think of compression socks as a prescription for a doctor prescribed problem, but rather, compression socks can be worn for general well-being, and…Read More

Wound Healing

Wound Healing
Granulation tissue and early wound healing. The growth of new cells is one of the most obvious signs of early-stage wound healing. This is known as cell proliferation. Granulation tissue is always the first tissue type to begin appearing in a newly healing wound. As with other types of tissue growth, naturally produced chemical signals…Read More

Varicose Veins during Pregnancy?

Varicose Veins during Pregnancy?

A substantial increase in the amount of estrogen in the body may in fact contribute to the appearance of varicose veins. It is not uncommon for varicose veins to worsen in late pregnancy when the growing uterus places an increasing amount of pressure and stress on the veins in your lower extremities.

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Causes of Varicose Veins

Causes of Varicose Veins
Identifying Varicose Veins Varicose veins are visibly enlarged veins that are most often seen on a person's leg. The veins turn blue or purple and push on the skin, creating a bulge. The condition affects approximately 15% of men and 25% of women in the United States. Although they can appear anywhere along the length…Read More

Causes of Varicose Veins

Causes of Varicose Veins
Causes of Varicose Veins   Varicose veins are a result of blood pooling in the veins (usually in the legs and ankles). Blood can pool in the legs when the veins don’t have the ability to push it back up to the lungs and heart. Veins lose their ability to properly move blood when their…Read More

What Causes Varicose Veins?

What Causes Varicose Veins? The cardiovascular system is charged with delivering oxygen-rich blood to every cell in your body. This is a monumental task requiring many specialized systems including the heart, lungs, blood and veins. If your blood is the mail carrier, then your blood vessels are the superhighways of your body. Arteries carry the…Read More

Venous Reflux Exam

Venous Reflux Exam Are there significant advantages of a venous reflux exam when compared to other similar procedures? The ultrasound techniques used are non-invasive. This is not the case with other diagnostic tools such as venography and arteriography. How long do the results take? At the AVC the tests are done, you may receive the…Read More

How Can I Prevent Varicose Veins?

Home Remedies, Restless Leg Syndrome, Exercise, varicose vein
How Can I Prevent Varicose Veins? There may be no way to completely stop the development of varicose veins, however taking steps to improve your circulation and muscle tone can limit your risk of developing varicose veins and. If you already have them, delay their growth or Prevent Varicose Veins. Engage in exercise regularly. Jogging…Read More
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