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Monitoring Your Venous Health in the Winter Time

cold-couple-walking-daylight-1707348Colder months brings daylight saving time which means rising when it’s dark and going to sleep when it’s dark for us mid-westerners. We get a slight disruption in our biological clocks as we adjust. When we are out we bundle up with more layers of clothes. And sometimes don’t notice changes that may take place on our skin besides it getting dry and sometimes very itchy. And while those two things could be only winter related they could also be due to a more significant issue. They can be signs of a venous circulation issue. Many have compromised venous health and do not understand that while they feel fine, they actually could be feeling incredible.

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The Long-Standing Benefits of Compression Stockings

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As a nursing student in the late 70’s, one of the things we were taught was because we would be standing for such long hours we needed to elevate our legs and then put on our nursing stockings. They were thick, compression stockings, and took some time to pull them on. But after a long day of walking around, helping patients up and down from their beds, walking them in the halls and making sure all 18 of them had everything they needed when I returned home and took my stockings off the feeling of blood flooding my legs was interesting. 

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Tips for Comfortably Wearing Compression Stockings All Summer Long

stockingsWhether recovering from treatment, for prevention, or promoting efficient blood flow, wearing medical-grade compression stockings promotes healthy blood flow and reduces swelling, bruising, and soreness for people with varicose veins.

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Get Lasting Relief for Your Leg Pain

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Leg pain can be caused by many causes, of which most can be classified as neurological, musculoskeletal, orvascular. Although you should work with your healthcare provider to identify the cause of any consistent pain you may feel, be aware that vascular issues can become serious or life-threatening if left untreated. Let’s take a closer look at one vascular condition that can cause leg pain:

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Wearing a Compression Hose is the very first step to vein treatment.

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A lot of patients who come into Illinois Vein Specialists to receive vein treatment think they will be able to get treatment immediately or very quickly from their first consultation. The benefits of treatment is that it is a medical procedure and is covered by insurance. However, some insurance companies require wearing a compression hose for 6 weeks to 3 months (depending on the insurance company) prior to receiving treatment. 

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