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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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Posted on February 11, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
What are the most common causes of venous disorders?

Vein problems are common. Some estimates are that as many as 40 percent of Americans have some level of chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI.

Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins in your legs struggle to send blood back to your heart. Normally, valves in the veins keep blood from pooling in your legs, but sometimes they fail to work properly.

Why do people develop venous disorders?

Sometimes a blood clot in the leg (deep vein thrombosis) damages the valves. Other common causes of vein problems include:

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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. 

Once a lower...

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