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Posted on November 10, 2020 by Palm Vein Center
Does Weather or Altitude Affect Varicose Veins?

Unlike certain health conditions that seem to improve in warmer weather (i.e. arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.), varicose veins tend to worsen in hotter temperatures. During the summer months, you may experience some of these worsening symptoms. Patients often report their legs feeling heavier or fuller than normal when it’s hot outside. This feeling is usually attributed to sweat and a loss of salt from your body. When you sweat, your body loses salt, which disrupts the body’s fluid balance. This causes your veins to retain fluid and swell. As a result, most patients will experience swelling...

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Posted on September 17, 2020 by Palm Vein Center
Do Varicose Veins Hurt To Touch?

Do Varicose Veins Hurt?

It’s normal to experience some pain, discomfort or tenderness when your varicose veins are touched because the veins, in some cases, are broken. Think about it. Varicose veins are veins that no longer function properly (broken) and because of this, they may cause surrounding tissues to react by becoming inflamed, swollen and sore. This is why varicose veins may hurt to touch. Additionally, varicose veins can cause the legs to feel achy or heavy.

What To Do About Varicose Veins That Hurt To Touch

Although some...

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Posted on August 11, 2020 by Palm Vein Center
Is Donating Blood with Varicose Veins Dangerous?

There is little information available on the Internet and elsewhere regarding blood donation for those suffering from varicose veins and other vein diseases. As a result, individuals with vein diseases may feel left out or inadequate, which may lessen otherwise acceptable donations to a worthy cause like the American Red Cross. The vein specialists at Palm Vein Center in Surprise and Laveen, Ariz. recognizes there is a lack of information on this topic and wants to address whether or not donating blood with varicose veins and other vein diseases is dangerous.

For the most part, if...

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