Risk Factors for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are one of the most common vascular problems in the US. According to a study published in Circulation, around 22 million women and 11 million men suffer from the condition. A number of factors can increase your risk for developing varicose veins. Some of those factors are things you can control, others are not.…

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What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Bulging, discolored blood vessels sometimes affect more than self-confidence.  For many individuals, they result in considerable discomfort.  Understanding the causes and symptoms of varicose veins can help reduce the stress of patients considering treatment for these abnormal blood vessels. Varicose Vein Overview For most individuals, varicose veins are a cosmetic issue.  However, these gnarled blood…

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Understanding a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potential emergency.  It can result in a loose blood clot that eventually blocks blood flow, causing a pulmonary embolism.  Interventional cardiologists are physicians specially trained to treat this condition. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Overview The primary areas where deep vein thromboses develop are the thigh and the lower…

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