Varicose Veins Linked to Deep Vein Thrombosis

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism.  According to the American Heart Association, up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, yet 74 percent have little or no awareness of DVT. […]

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Effective Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

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According to the American Heart Association, one in every three Americans has high blood pressure, and 28 percent of them don’t even know it. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is defined as the systolic pressure (top number) reading 140 or above, or a diastolic pressure (bottom number) reading 90 or above. Hypertension is often […]

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Tips for Relief from Varicose Veins While Traveling

Your holiday trip to visit family and friends is quickly approaching. But as much as you’re looking forward to spending time with the people you love, if you have varicose veins, you may be anxious, too. For people with varicose veins, trips of four hours or more by plane, car or train can intensify pain […]

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Lifetime of compression socks scrapped for successful leg vein treatment

Rodney Lent thought compression stockings were the only solution to his leg pain until he underwent successful treatment last year from Dr. Rimas Gilvydis and his team. Rodney started experiencing swollen, itchy ankles about three years ago when his job shifted more from sitting to standing. His average workday requires him to stand 10 to […]

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Summer fun back on the agenda for Byron resident after leg vein treatment

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  Until this year, Carla Nipps wouldn’t wear shorts or a swimsuit during the summer months because she was embarrassed by her legs. Varicose veins started showing more prominently in her legs after she had her first child at age 22. Now 57, Carla said the problem worsened during the past three decades, particularly because […]

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Varicose vein treatment gives exercise enthusiast a leg up on life again

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Years of progressive leg pain was taking a toll on Donna Monger. At age 70, Donna was concerned that with a family history of painful varicose veins, strokes and heart attacks, that if she didn’t do anything about her leg pain, it would develop into something more debilitating. Donna had been suffering from varicose veins […]

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