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Posted on January 16, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
If You Get Varicose Veins While Pregnant, Are They Permanent?

An estimated one in every five adults has varicose veins, and pregnancy often predisposes to developing them. One reason for their frequent occurrence in the legs of pregnant women is because of the pressure exerted on the lower extremities from normal pregnancy-related weight gain. Meanwhile, the US Office on Women’s Health notes that increased venous blood-pumping activity and volume occurs during pregnancy to support fetal growth, and also pressure exerted by the expanding uterus on a large vein (inferior vena cava) likewise increases pressure on vein walls. 

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Posted on December 12, 2018 by Palm Vein Center
Why Do Varicose Veins Itch?

The symptoms of varicose veins in the legs or elsewhere are more than a cosmetic nuisance. Swollen twisted veins visible under the skin surface (termed varicose veins) can lead to insufficient circulation of the blood to the affected area. They can also be itchy. Around one in every five adults has varicose veins, and pregnant women are at higher-than-average risk for developing varicose veins in the legs. In turn, poor venous circulation in the legs can lead to poor wound healing if the skin on the legs becomes broken. 

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Posted on November 09, 2018 by Palm Vein Center
Spider Veins – Need for Treatment

Varicose veins and spider veins can merely cause an unsightly appearance to the skin surface or lead to problems in blood circulation and other health disorders. While the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery describes spider veins as consequent to the dilation of a cluster of blood vessels near the the surface, varicose veins are swollen veins that often have a meandering appearance. Obesity is a leading cause of both varicose and spider veins in the legs, because additional pressure is placed on the venous (away from the heart) blood flow via gravity. 

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