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Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Varicose Veins?

May 18, 2021 • • Varicose Veins
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Varicose veins are those swollen, twisted veins just beneath the surface of your skin that appear whenever blood pressure increases inside your veins. They can be a sign of something serious, and should never be taken lightly. Risk factors include old age, pregnancy, obesity and others. There has even been some discussion as to whether smoking marijuana in particular could cause varicose veins in patients. Known Differences Between Marijuana and Tobacco One of the major differences between marijuana and tobacco comes by way of the fact that the latter acts as a stimulant....

Nobody Likes Varicose Veins, Here’s How to Get Rid of Them

April 17, 2021 • • Varicose Veins

Unfortunately, Only Medical Treatments Are Effective Varicose veins can be painful. Common symptoms include aches, burning sensations, throbbing, tingling, or restlessness in the legs. People who suffer from varicose veins often seek home remedies, only to find these don’t really work. While at home treatments may offer some relief, medical treatment plans are the only effective solution. To diagnose your varicose veins, your healthcare provider will do a physical exam and ask you specific questions regarding your symptoms and pain. They will also likely run some noninvasive tests and provide you with options to slow the growth, along with different types of treatments to resolve your conditio...

How to Check for DVT At Home

March 17, 2021 • • DVTVein Treatment
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Worried You Have Deep Vein Thrombosis? Having deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can put you at a serious risk of developing a life-threatening complication. When blood clots that are deep in your veins due to DVT break apart, they can travel to other parts of your body, including your lungs. This complication can become deadly without immediate medical care. It’s important to be aware of how to check for symptoms of DVT on your own, so you can get the care you need to reduce the risk of complication...

What Are the Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

February 9, 2021 • • DVT

Don’t “Laugh Off” Deep Vein Thrombosis If you have been experiencing pain, swelling, redness, hardness, or overall discomfort in the lower part of one of your legs, consider this cause for immediate concern. While these symptoms don’t necessarily always lead to proof of a blood clot or deep vein thrombosis, they are the typical symptoms associated with this condition. Up ahead, we’ll go over exactly what DVT or deep vein thrombosis is, the complications that may ensue from blood clots (DVT) that are left unattended to, and other important information related to this serious medical condition. What Is DVT? DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis...

Facial Redness, Spider Veins and Professional Advice

January 9, 2021 • • Vein Treatment
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When blood vessels become enlarged and broken just below the surface of the skin on the face, they form a pattern of thin red lines, commonly called spider veins (the medical name for this condition is “telangiectasia”). Facial spider veins are often found on the nose, chin, and cheeks. Though they are usually not harmful, spider veins make the face look unattractively red, and people with the condition can feel self-conscious and distressed. In addition, spider veins can sometimes be a symptom of a serious underlying disease, so it’s a good idea to have a medical specialist check them ...

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