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The Most Common Causes of Leg Swelling

If you’ve ever noticed swelling in your legs, arms, hands, or feet upon waking or throughout the day, it may seem to come out of nowhere and be quite alarming.  Although common, leg swelling can range from mild to severe, depending on the underlying cause.  Often associated with edema (fluid retention), leg swelling affects thousands … Continued

Understanding Chronic Venous Insufficiency Stages

Nearly 1 in 20 adults will be affected by chronic venous insufficiency, especially those aged 50 and older, females, and people with a family history.  Chronic venous insufficiency, caused by incompetent vein valves, can create unrelenting and debilitating symptoms.  The good news is that this vascular condition can be treated, and healthy blood flow throughout … Continued

Are Varicose Veins Genetic? Here’s What You Should Know

Most aspects of our health are somewhat affected by our genetics. Understanding exactly what we can attribute to our genetics versus what we can associate with our lifestyle choices is important when treating specific health conditions such as varicose veins. While varicose veins are common, affecting  30% and 60% of adults in their lifetime, it … Continued

Understanding the Main Causes of Spider Veins

Although spider veins share a name with common pests, they have nothing to do with the arachnid. They get their name from how the veins appear on the skin’s surface in a spider web-like pattern. If you are living with spider veins, you’re not alone. Between 30% and 60% of adults will get spider or … Continued