Tri-City Vein Center Blog

How Blood Thinners Help Those with DVT

October 3, 2021 • zburt • DVTVein Disease

When clots form within your deep veins, you have deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a dangerous issue that can be uncomfortable or may have no symptoms. One of the most common treatments for DVT is to take blood thinners to help stop new blood clots from thinning and may slow the growth of existing clots. Why do Varicose Veins Get Blood Clots? There are a number of reasons you could end up with blood clots. Anything that stops the blood from flowing in a normal way could cause a blood clot....

How Quality of Life is Affected by Varicose Veins

September 3, 2021 • zburt • Varicose VeinsVein CareVein Treatment

Your quality of life can suffer if you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your legs. Often, people with unsightly varicose veins feel uncomfortable wearing bathing suits or shorts and avoid activities they previously enjoyed. The legs of some people with varicose veins may become swollen and feel heavy and achy. The chronic discomfort from these symptoms further reduces the quality of life. People with serious varicose veins may also be at risk of developing dangerous blood clots in their deep veins. Fortunately, there are effective varicose vein procedures that can restore the appearance of your legs and ease pain and discomfort...

Diagnosing and Treating Leg Ulcers caused by Venous Insufficiency

August 3, 2021 • zburt • Vein TreatmentVein Ulcers

If you have an open sore on your leg that doesn’t have another explanation, you may be dealing with a vein ulcer or leg ulcer caused by venous insufficiency. This condition can appear quite alarming because the sores take quite some time to heal. The good news is there are some steps you can take at home to help. Here’s what you need to know about leg ulcers, including how to self-diagnose and the best treatment options available. Causes of Vein Ulcers Vein ulcers occur when your leg veins aren’t able to push blood back up toward your heart as effectively as your body needs ...

Outdoor Recreational Exercises That Help Varicose Veins

June 18, 2021 • karnold • Vein Care
outdoor exercises varicose veins

One of the most important things to understand about varicose veins is that they in and of themselves shouldn’t prevent you from regular exercises and similar activities. In fact, quite the contrary – there are a wide range of different outdoor recreational exercises that can help relieve a lot of the symptoms that you may be feeling. Understanding which options are available to you is the key to using as many of them as possible to your advantage. Fun Alaska Activities That Help Varicose Veins There are a wide range of different fun ways to exercise outdoors that can definitely help relieve the issues you’re experiencing with varicose veins....

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