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Did You Know There Are Tiny Valves in Your Veins?

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The circulatory system is an amazing array of arteries, veins, and organs that work together in unison. Every second of every day, the circulatory system works to transport approximately 2,000 gallons of blood, delivering oxygen to body tissues, and providing the energy your cells require. Once red blood cells have unloaded their oxygen molecules, they […]

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Foods That Can Negatively Affect Your Vein Health

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It’s true: We are what we eat. Most people know that a balanced diet is vital to overall good health. But does nutrition affect the circulatory system? The answer is yes. There are foods and nutrients that are known allies to your arteries and veins. But it’s important to be aware of the foods that […]

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Why Serena Williams and Many Other Athletes Are Wary of Blood Clots

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Blood clots can be a dangerous condition for anyone, especially athletes. Serena Williams suffered severe health issues related to a Pulmonary Embolism after giving birth to her daughter. Like Williams, many athletes are increasingly focused on the threats of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). Both of these conditions can be painful and […]

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Microphlebectomy Alternative Treatments

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Microphlebectomy is a standard procedure that uses tiny incisions to remove varicose veins. The incisions are typically about ¼ of an inch in length, and then an adhesive bandage is placed over each incision. Although this procedure leaves minimal scarring, many patients find it invasive and inconvenient. Dr. Gilvydis at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic in […]

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