According to a report by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health, nearly half of U.S. adults have some heart or blood vessel condition. The report further details that heart and blood vessel conditions are linked to 1 of every three deaths in the U.S., killing more people than all forms of cancers and respiratory diseases combined.
High blood pressure in the veins (venous hypertension) is caused by the breaking of valves inside the legs and pelvis. This causes increased blood pressure in the veins which leads to chronic venous hypertension and varicose veins. The video below explains the more serious health problems that chronic venous hypertension can cause if left untreated:
Many people search online everyday for a number of various creams and ointments to cure their ailments. It’s quite common and in many circumstances these topical solutions do provide real value and treatment. Varicose vein creams, however, are not one of these. Unfortunately, the nature of varicose veins lie often much deeper beneath the surface of the skin and are not the result of a cosmetic problem.
One of the most common statements I hear from patients when they come in is, "I waited to seek treatment because I was told that my varicose veins were merely cosmetic... and if they didn't hurt I didn't need to seek treatment." While there are many common misconceptions or myths about varicose and spider veins, this is probably one of the most harmful ones still circulating today. There are many reasons that these myths about varicose veins are still so widely disseminated.
It has arrived - the year 2017 - and yes, if you are embracing this year with a sense of accomplishment ahead your mind is in the right place. Like many after the holidays and new year, the beginning of another year is a great place to finally follow through on some of those long awaited “get fit, get healthy, get in shape…” plans.