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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The Connection Between Vein Disease and Weight Gain

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Approximately 70 percent of all U.S. men and 60 percent of U.S. women are overweight or obese. Did you know that high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease and increased risk of stroke are all negative health issues that can arise from carrying excess weight? People who are overweight put unnecessary pressure on their veins and […]

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Tips to Boost Your Circulation

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Blood circulation affects every part of your body, ensures that oxygen and nutrients reach every cell in your body, and removes metabolic waste. People suffering from poor circulation may experience spider veins, varicose veins, swelling or even heart disease. If you have any of these symptoms, the Northern Illinois Vein Clinic encourages you to request […]

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Attend Our Next Free Vein Screening

Varicose and spider veins are more than just an unsightly nuisance. They may be indicators of bigger problems with the overall health of your vascular system that can worsen, if left untreated. What happens during a vein screening? A vein screening that uses state-of-the-art technology is an important first step in identifying unhealthy veins and […]

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Foods That Can Negatively Affect Your Veins

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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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