Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition where blood clots form deep in the veins of your circulatory system. Usually, DVT occurs in the veins on lower extremities and is primarily caused by either a lack of circulation or the inability for blood to clot normally. Close to one million people are affected by blood clots each year and up to 100,000 people die from complications related to DVT. if a DVT blood clot breaks loose, it can result in pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. The problem is that blood clots often remain undiagnosed and many people don’t realize the problem until it’s too late. To better understand DVT blood clots and keep yourself protected, it’s important to know what the risks are, how to reduce them, and the signs and symptoms to watch out for.
While many of us look forward to the joys of becoming a parent, there are several conditions that have a strong correlation with motherhood that are not quite so joyful -- stretch marks, swollen feet, constant worry, and varicose veins to name a few.
While you are getting the kids ready for the upcoming school year – buying school supplies, making sure immunizations are up to date, and getting sports physicals – take a moment to check on their circulatory health. While it is more common among older adults, children can also develop varicose veins.
Have you ever felt like you had pulled a muscle in your lower calf about 5-10 minutes into a run? Maybe you have experienced pain, heaviness, aching, or swelling during or shortly after your runs. If you also have dark blue and purple veins that become curvy and bulge at the skin’s surface, your mysterious pain may be connected to varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency.
At this time of the year, there are many occasions for which a mother would give advice to her daughter. Whether is upon her graduation, her nuptials, or as she becomes a mother herself, one piece of advice that will one day be greatly appreciated, is her mother’s secrets for maintaining a youthful appearance and a healthy lifestyle. In addition to eating well-balanced meals and exercising regularly, her mother may tell her about conditions that she may inherit, conditions like varicose veins.