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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Lowering Your Risk For Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a deep vein, often in the lower leg. DVT can also occur in the thigh, the pelvis, and sometimes, the arm. If the clot travels through the bloodstream, it can lodge itself in the lungs, inhibiting blood flow. This is known […]

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What Causes Blood Clots?

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What is a blood clot? A blood clot is a buildup of coagulated blood or other accumulated substance that has traveled into the bloodstream. Causes of blood clots There are many factors that can contribute to the development of a blood clot. There are instances where blood clot formation is helpful, as a response to […]

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When Vein Disorders Become Dangerous to Your Health

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Though many people may see a vein disorder as purely cosmetic, untreated vein disorders can have adverse consequences that may be dangerous to your health. Many people in Rockford who don’t seek treatment for their vein disease will experience continued and exacerbated symptoms. Signs and symptoms of a vein disorder The severity of symptoms caused […]

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Traveling with Vein Disease

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With the holiday season comes long-distance traveling to visit relatives and loved ones. But if you suffer from vein disease, it’s important to know the effects of limited movement and constant sitting with travel, as they can increase your chances of developing blood clots. In serious cases, this puts you at risk for developing life-threatening […]

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What Are Spider Veins?

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What are Spider Veins? They tend to come on very gradually, so we may not even notice them at first. Then one day, tiny veins appear visibly on the skin. “Were those there before?” we may ask ourselves. If these dilated veins are very small, thin and spread out like a web, they may be […]

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