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Your Leg Veins Will Be Affected by Birth Control Use

December 3, 2021 • zburt • PregnancyVein Care

Leg vein disorders such as spider veins and varicose veins are conditions that affect around half of the adult population in the United States, with women making up the majority of cases. What many women who suffer from these disorders don’t realize, though, is that the birth control they are taking may be exaggerating the problem. In this article, we’ll explore the correlation between venous disorders and birth control use as well as look at how you can go about treating your varicose and spider veins....

What Is Venous Reflux Disease and How Do You Treat It?

November 3, 2021 • zburt • Uncategorized

Venous reflux disease, also called vein reflux disease or chronic venous insufficiency, is a condition where the veins that return the blood from your legs to your heart are not functioning the way they should. It’s a very common condition, affecting about 20-to-40% of the people in the U.S., and is especially common in women over age 50. If not treated, venous reflux disease can get worse and lead to other complications. Common Symptoms of Venous Reflux If you have venous reflux disease, the valves in the veins in your legs have become damaged. Blood flows downward and pools in the legs, ankles, feet, or toe...

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 ...

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