So many people think that varicose veins are a cosmetic problem. But did you know that it’s fairly common for even small spider veins to trigger bleeding episodes? Yes, you read that correctly. Even if you have small spider veins, something as simple as a little cut could cause you to bleed.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever squeezed into shape wear so that little black dress fit just a bit better. Or if your jeans are so snug they could be painted on your legs. So many of us have, and why not?
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major problem. It puts you at risk for all sorts of other health conditions, including venous insufficiency, heart attack and stroke. So, obviously, it’s important to maintain a healthy blood pressure level. And, according to studies,
If you have untreated vascular disease, you could develop leg ulcers. These open sores often develop just above your ankle, on the inside of your leg. But, what causes them to develop? When your veins aren’t functioning well—as is the case if you’ve got varicose veins —the pressure inside those veins can build up rapidly.
When you imagine compression socks, some unattractive images come to mind. But, these days, there are many styles of compression socks. And, more importantly they support your vein health in a many ways. Let’s take a closer look at the real deal with compression socks.
Check out the discovery we’re calling the scariest of 2019. Late last year, that the time of year during which you were born can determine the way you die. More specifically, your birth month is directly linked to your odds of dying from heart disease!
Look out, Houston: it’s the one time of year when we may be facing cold weather. (Or, more likely, when you’ll be traveling away from the Gulf to colder climates where you can ski!) While cold weather is not something we need to worry about all that often in our area of Texas,
So many people are quick to brush off a little pain in your legs. But that tendency is the reason so many people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have delayed or missed diagnoses. You see, PAD is a condition that develops slowly and with few symptoms.
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Varicose veins are a symptom of vein disease. They bulge, twist and show up in dark colors because they are filled with pooling blood. When the blood pools, it’s because the valves in your vessels aren’t working properly, which makes it tougher to deliver blood back to your heart from your legs.