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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Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Differences_Northern Illinois Vein Clinic

Many people make the mistake of using the terms “varicose veins” and “spider veins” interchangeably, but they are actually two different vein disorders. The Mayo Clinic describes spider veins as “a common, mild variation of varicose veins” but also states that “varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort” and may sometimes lead to more […]

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Effective Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

effective ways to lower blood pressure

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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