Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease

Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease Sleep apnea affects one in five adults, impacting more men than women. Sleep apnea is a condition in which the person may experience pauses in breathing five to 30 times per hour or more during sleep, and can lead to cardiovascular problems. What Is Sleep Apnea? Disruptions to your breathing…

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Why Do Varicose Veins Form During Pregnancy?

Approximately 1 in 5 people will develop varicose veins at some point in their life. Varicose veins, those ropy, blue- or purple-colored veins often found on the legs, are a sign that the circulatory system is not effectively pumping and clearing blood from the extremities. While many people develop varicose veins during older age, they…

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Do You Have Any Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Almost everybody knows someone who has suffered from varicose veins.  Some patients unknowingly experience the symptoms of varicose veins before these large blue or purple blood vessels become visible.  Understanding more about varicose vessels and their symptoms is helpful to patients who are considering treatment options for these unsightly and annoying veins. All About Varicose…

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How to Reduce Risk for Vein Disease

How to Reduce Risk for Vein Disease Chronic venous insufficiency can lead to chronic vein disease. This is the result of failed valves or stretching of the blood vessels in the extremities. While many of these issues may be painless, some may cause skin irritation, burning and severe pain. In addition, they may contribute to…

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Self-management Tips for Patients with Varicose Veins

The first step in deciding what to do about varicose veins is visiting a vein specialist for an assessment of the problem.  For most patients, a combination of professional oversight and home care provides the most effective treatment.  A number of practical tips can help patients self-manage these annoying abnormal blood vessels. Overview of Varicose…

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Do You Have Any Risk Factors for an Irregular Heartbeat?

An individual might not attach much importance to an irregular heartbeat, also called an arrhythmia, the first time it occurs.  However, recurring arrhythmias are sometimes frightening.  Knowing the risk factors for developing them can spur many individuals to receive an evaluation and treatment from a cardiologist. Overview of Arrhythmia More than 850,000 U.S. patients become…

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