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5 Myths About Leg Health You Should Ignore

There are thousands of websites on the Internet that claim to have accurate information about staying healthy and “curing” aliments from home. Unfortunately, a lot of this information is false and can be dangerous if followed. To keep yourself healthy, it’s always better to talk to a board-certified physician about anything that you’re dealing with—especially when it comes to vein disease. To get you started, here are five myths about leg health that you should ignore.

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6 myths about varicose vein treatment


A quick Google search of "vein treatment" will return mountains of information about natural ways to cure varicose veins. These range from topical creams like Invisi-Vein to food you can ingest like horse chestnut extract. While these remedies may seem like a better alternative than getting a procedure, the unfortunate reality is that natural remedies can't cure vein disease once it is already present.

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The truth about varicose vein treatment myths exposed.

Despite the overwhelming prevalence of vein disease, there is a serious lack of understanding about its symptoms and treatment. The devoted physicians at Illinois Vein Specialists recognize the need for raising awareness about vein disease, so we will be dispelling the most common and detrimental myths about its effects and treatment over the next several months. 

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Can Teenagers Develop Varicose Veins?

Vein_Disease_In_Youth.pngAs a teenager there are a number of things on your mind, the least of which is varicose veins. However, with over 80 million people in the U.S. currently suffering from the disease, it is always important be educated to reduce the years of needless suffering if you happen to have them.  Varicose veins are common - not just in older adults, but even in younger adults. In fact, studies have shown that varicose veins can occur in youth as early as 10 years of age. The reason that most associate varicose veins with old age, however, is due to common misconceptions about the disease.

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At What Age You Can Develop Varicose Veins?


Varicose veins disease is a disease that can occur in anyone. Whether you are male or female, varicose vein disease is hereditary and your chances of getting them at some point in your life is one out of four.  Although varicose veins are fairly common, many people are under the misconception that they generally do not occur until you are much older.  This fact is simply not true.

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