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What Causes Phlebitis?


Every March, something known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Month is recognized to educate the public on the prevention of blood clots and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Phlebitis simply means vein inflammation, however, when it occurs in the deep venous system it can lead to serious, even life-threatening - health concerns. DVT occurs as a result of venous hypertension and insufficiency that causes the veins in your legs to bulge.

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Don’t be Embarrassed About Your Varicose Veins this Spring.


Spring is well upon us and with each day the warmth invites us outside to soak up the sun and back into our favorite outdoor activities.  However, for some, springtime can often be another reminder of the embarrassment and discomfort felt for those suffering with varicose and spider veins.  Whether you're on the tennis court or out on the golf course, the idea of covering up your varicose veins with long pants or compression stockings is simply not ideal - particularly when the heat picks up.

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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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Graduated Compression Stockings vs Athletic Compression Gear

Graduated Compression Stockings vs Athletic Compression Gear.

Not all things are created equal, and while elastic compression gear ranges from stockings to full body garments, it is important to understand the differences in form and function - especially when it comes to varicose veins. The fad for tight fitting - well tights - is becoming increasingly popular for all types of athletes ranging from novice to professional, and is now a standard garment for almost every major sport around the world. In fact, the U.S. Olympic speed skating team just signed an 8 year contract with Under Armour® to supply their full line of compression gear.

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Why treating your Varicose Veins may help you Sleep.

Can treating your varicose veins help you sleep? Find out How.

According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS), nearly 10% of the entire U.S. population suffer from what is know as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - a neurological disorder with associated symptoms such as throbbing, pain, and unpleasant tingling sensations. While these symptoms may persist during the course of daily activities, the most distinctive aspect of Restless Leg Syndrome is the fact that lying down or relaxation generally aggravates the condition, meaning frequent nights waking up to move about or difficulty even falling asleep.

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