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Posted on May 21, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
7 Myths about Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common medical problem, affecting as many as one in four U.S. adults. That may be why so many myths have developed about what causes them and how to treat them.

Unfortunately, these misconceptions can lead to confusion and sometimes needless suffering.

Let’s take a look at the truth behind several common myths about varicose veins.

Myth 1: Varicose veins are just a cosmetic issue.

Fact: While many people are bothered by the appearance of bulging, ropy blue veins, that’s not the only reason to seek treatment for them....

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Posted on April 16, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What is venous insufficiency and how can it be treated?

If you have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), that means the valves in your leg veins have stopped working properly. They’re letting some blood pool in your legs instead of sending it back to the heart. Left untreated, CVI can lead to ulcers and infections in the legs.

Symptoms of CVI

How do you know if you have CVI? Symptoms include:

Pain or itchiness in the legs Swelling, especially toward the ankle and lower leg Varicose veins Tired or heavy-feeling legs Leathery-looking or reddish-brown skin Ulcers on the skin

Treatments for CVI...

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Posted on March 18, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What you should know about peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease is a potentially serious condition that can cause leg pain and other symptoms. If left untreated, it can lead to major problems, including possible loss of a limb. And it often means you’re at risk of even bigger medical issues, such as a heart attack or stroke.

What is peripheral artery disease? Essentially, it’s what happens when arteries outside your heart become blocked by fatty deposits and sometimes blood clots. That blockage means less oxygen-rich blood is able to make it through to keep your body healthy.

Some people with peripheral artery...

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