The Connection Between Vein Disease and Weight Gain

The Connection Between Vein Disease and Weight Gain

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

tips to boost circulation

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

foods that can negatively affect your veins

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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Cold Weather and Your Veins

cold weather and your veins

Although the first official day of winter was December 21, much of the nation has been experiencing teeth-chattering temperatures for some time. If you live in a part of the country that’s knee-deep in cold weather, and you have varicose veins, spider veins or other forms of venous disease, you may notice some changes to […]

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Treating Varicose Veins

treating varicose veins

In recent years, treating varicose veins has shifted dramatically from outdated invasive surgery to the minimally invasive procedures that are available today. Many of these advanced methods require only local anesthesia, a brief office visit and a short recovery time. Venous insufficiency and varicose veins It’s estimated that more than 40 million people in the […]

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Tips for Relief from Varicose Veins While Traveling

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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Vein Disease FAQs: Your Questions Answered

Painful and often debilitating vein problems are prevalent among Americans. They are so common in fact, that more than 50 percent of women and up to 45 percent of men suffer from some type of vein problem. At Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, we specialize in diagnosing and treating varicose veins, spider veins and vein disease. […]

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Fruit and Veggies–More Matters Month: Eating for Healthy Veins

September is Fruit and Veggies–More Matters Month, the perfect time to celebrate the positive influence of nutrition on the body. Eating for healthy veins is easy with these simple tips. Fight varicose veins and spider veins with smarter nutrition “Cleaning up” your diet can reduce the pressure on your veins and even reinforce them. Adding […]

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