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Can Patients with Varicose Veins Still Enjoy a Spa Day?

November 6, 2019 • zburt • Varicose Vein Treatment

Spa treatments, including massages and hot tubs, can be dangerous for people with varicose veins. Learn the risks so you can stay safe.   Everyone deserves the opportunity to unwind and relax, but the unfortunate reality is that plenty of classic spa treatments like the sauna or massage aren’t always safe for people with varicose veins. While these treatments are often marketed as a treatment or cure for varicose veins, the truth is that they can be both painful and dangerous. Luckily, it is possible to stay safe while enjoying the spa if you are careful and knowledgeable about the risks....

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Is Your Diet Making Your Varicose Veins Worse?

September 1, 2019 • zburt • Varicose Vein Treatment

A healthy diet can help you reduce any discomfort associated with your varicose veins.   Numerous factors contribute to the formation of varicose veins. Heredity, lifestyle, pregnancy, gender, and age all rank as major contributors to the visible, raised veins on the legs and feet. But did you know the food you eat may also play a significant role in the development of varicose veins?   Making some simple dietary changes may prevent varicose veins from cropping up. In addition, if you already have varicose veins, a healthier diet can reduce the discomfort, swelling, and throbbing that’s often associated with the disorde...

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What Happens During Varicose Vein Treatment?

August 13, 2019 • viaveincenterblog • Varicose Vein Treatment

Today’s varicose vein treatments are virtually painless. So why are you delaying treatment? Is it time to finally treat your varicose veins? Only you can make that decision, but if the bulging veins on your legs or ankles are painful, you should explore your treatment options. Luckily, there are several minimally-invasive, virtually pain-free procedures that erase varicose veins and spider veins. In addition to being a cosmetic issue, varicose veins bring about bothersome symptoms, such as swelling, aching, and throbbing. The condition stems from a venous disorder attributed to a loose valve in the vei...

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What’s the Connection Between Restless Legs Syndrome and Varicose Veins?

July 23, 2019 • viaveincenterblog • Varicose Vein Treatment

Could your varicose veins be causing your restless legs syndrome? Several studies say there is a connection between the two conditions. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) keeps between 7% to 10% of the U.S. population wide awake each night. The frustrating condition causes involuntary jerks and “crawling” sensations in the lower limbs; in an attempt to relieve these bothersome symptoms, RLS patients toss and turn. This constant movement disrupts sleep, and leaves patients feeling fatigued during the day. Unfortunately, finding a definitive cure for RLS may be diffic...

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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis During Summer Travel

June 28, 2019 • viaveincenterblog • Vein Health

As you pack your bags for your summer vacation, keep these important vein health tips in mind. Summer is peak travel time, as we take advantage of the warmer months to explore faraway destinations. Yet as we board planes, trains, and cars to trek to those places this summer, it’s important to be aware that we may put ourselves at a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). That’s because sitting in a cramped space for four hours or more hinders circulation in the l...

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