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Fun Facts That May Surprise You About Our Amazing Circulatory System

Fun Facts That May Surprise You About Our Amazing Circulatory System

We only need to look at one small section of the human anatomy to be reminded of nature’s absolute magnificence and complexity. For example, the fact that as newborns we have about 300 bones that eventually fuse together, or the fact that our skin is essential in the production of Vitamin D which is necessary […]

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The History, Causes, and Symptoms of Venous Reflux

The History, Causes, and Symptoms of Venous Reflux

You’ve likely heard of, seen, or know of a loved one who has suffered from varicose veins. Many times, varicose veins are mistaken for a merely cosmetic issue, but it goes deeper than that. According to some estimates, about 25% of the global adult population suffers from venous reflux disease or a more serious form […]

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5 Exercises to Do When You Have Varicose Veins 

5 Exercises to Do When You Have Varicose Veins 

Varicose veins are a condition that happens when faulty valves in the veins allow the blood to flow in the wrong direction or allow it to pool. It’s relatively common, as varicose veins affect 50% of women and 45% of men. These veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisted; they often appear blue or purple. Sometimes, […]

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The History of Ultrasound and How It Changed Varicose Vein Treatment

The History of Ultrasound and How It Changed Varicose Vein Treatment

Like so much of our medical advancements, they seem so commonplace today that we hardly blink an eye. Most people associate ultrasound technology with prenatal care—seeing that cute little baby for the first time. The technology of ultrasound, however, extends into other areas of the medical field. It has helped different treatments take great strides […]

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How to Keep Your Legs Healthy in the Winter

How to Keep Your Legs Healthy in the Winter

The holiday season is well-known for delightful foods, the gift of giving, and staying warm in your home all day. Despite the joy that winter activities bring, they can pose a threat to your health! It might be a challenge to push yourself to get some exercise or make a trip to the gym, but […]

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Sclerotherapy: Treating Deep Refluxing Veins

Sclerotherapy: Treating Deep Refluxing Veins

If you’ve been suffering from varicose veins, it is recommended to consider sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves injecting chemicals, known as sclerosing agents, into damaged veins. In addition to diminishing the appearance of varicose veins, it is also intended to help reduce the pain or side effects caused by this condition. Some of […]

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How Many Americans are Affected by Varicose Veins?

How Many Americans are Affected by Varicose Veins?

The amount of people who are affected by varicose veins is incredible. It’s becoming a fairly common thing for people to have, but this is still a health problem that we must treat like any other. Varicose veins can have mild borderline effects or can go as far as causing high levels of pain and […]

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A Brief Look at the History of Venous Disease and Treatment

A Brief Look at the History of Venous Disease and Treatment

Chronic venous disease is a common condition in the United States, yet it is not discussed as regularly as other common health conditions. According to the National Institute of Health, about 50% of the population suffers from varicose veins. The condition becomes particularly common as people age and reach the age of 50 or for […]

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What You Need to Know About Leg Ulcers and Treatments

What You Need to Know About Leg Ulcers and Treatments

They aren’t pretty and they don’t feel great. Venous leg ulcers are an advanced leg condition that usually develops from circulatory problems in the legs. They manifest as unhealed sores or wounds in the leg. They can also be caused by a variety of other ailments or through injury.  These ulcers can occur when the […]

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