Why Good Blood Circulation is Vital to Your Health

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The circulation of blood is one of the most important functions of the body, and plays a major role in your overall health. Not surprisingly, the main component of this function involves the body’s most significant organ: the heart. Many people underestimate the importance of blood circulation, making lifestyle choices that significantly impede this function, […]

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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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Spider Veins on Legs: How Common Are They?

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Spider veins are commonly mistaken for varicose veins, a result of venous insufficiency. The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasias. They are veins that are no longer performing efficiently and turn a red, purple, or blue color while becoming tortuous (or twisty). These unsightly veins are visible just below the surface of the skin […]

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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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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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