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Posted on January 22, 2020 by Palm Vein Center
Does Aspirin Help Varicose Veins?

What you need to know about taking aspirin to help your varicose veins.

As you grow older, you might have noticed the increased appearance of veins in your legs—maybe they started out as blue “spider veins,” maybe you thought that darkening spot was a bruise at first until you realized it wasn’t going away, or maybe your legs seemed to sprout some bumps and lumps overnight.

No matter how you experience them, varicose veins are a common issue for many people. As the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute explains, varicose veins occur as a result of weakened or damaged vein...

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Posted on December 15, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What Happens When I “Break” A Blood Vessel?

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A small amount of blood leaks into the skin each time a blood vessel bursts, which may cause either small dots (petechiae) under the skin or larger patches (purpura). Although injury is the most common cause of a popped blood vessel, there are other ways to sustain a broken/popped blood vessel. The vein specialists at Palm Vein Center in Surprise, Arizona discuss what happens when people pop blood vessels.

When a blood vessel breaks, more often than not, a small amount of blood will seep into the skin and other parts of the body....

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Posted on November 15, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What Are Compression Socks and Why Would I Need Them?

If you have a mild case of varicose veins or spider veins, we may recommend compression stockings.

The stockings won’t cure the varicose veins or spider veins, but they can help prevent them from getting worse and may help relieve discomfort from varicose veins.

What exactly are compression socks? They’re stretchy socks that usually come to the knee or above. They are tighter fitting than regular socks, and by gently squeezing your legs, they help keep blood flowing back up to the heart so it doesn’t pool in the veins.

In addition to helping prevent varicose veins,...

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