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Sitting, Standing, and Varicose Veins


If you read any ergonomics studies or workplace articles, you are likely to hear that standing desks are all the rage. Why is that? While we know that sitting in front of a computer all day isn’t good for you, haven’t we also heard that being on your feet all day takes a toll on your body. So, what’s all the fuss about?

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If your mother has varicose veins…don’t wait until you see them too


Does your mother have bluish veins twisting and turning on the surface of her legs? As we age, the appearance of varicose veins is much more common especially in women. In-fact, recent data shows that varicose veins affect more than 22 million women over 40 in the US. The force of gravity overpowers the valves in the veins that are intended to guide blood flow from your body’s tissues to your heart. As they become damaged, the veins become misshapen and blood often pools in the lower legs, causing an achy pain and other issues.

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Do diet and exercise affect your varicose veins? Video

Dr. Rivard explains the effects of diet and exercise on varicose veins.

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Why do we have varicose veins? Video.

A video with Dr. Rivard of Illinois Vein Specialists explaining why we have varicose veins. Varicose veins are a real disease and need proper treatment. Without proper treatment for your veins, side effects could be significant.

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New Years Resolutions: Getting Vein Treatment.

As 2015 approaches many of us will make New Years resolutions to become healthier individuals. We may decide to diet or exercise more often (or start exercising), change our way of thinking, or starting over in life, work, love. Sometimes, however, we make decisions to do something for ourselves that we have always wanted to do, but keep putting it off until the right motivation comes along to take that chance or make that change.  Well, if you are one of those individuals who is wanting to do something beneficial for your health and image, to give yourself a boost in self-esteem or to genuinely feel better you may want to consider varicose and/or spider vein removal.

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