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Posted on October 15, 2018 by Rachel Cohen
Can A Daily Aspirin Help Treat Varicose Veins?

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Many patients at risk of a heart attack or stroke take a daily aspirin for preventative measures. Taking a daily low-dose aspirin interferes with the blood’s clotting system, which is necessary if blood vessels are having trouble supplying blood to the heart due to atherosclerosis (build-up of fatty deposits in arteries). In this blog, the vein specialists at Palm Vein Center explain whether or not a daily aspirin can help treat varicose veins.

Daily aspirin therapy is often recommended to patients who’ve had a heart attack or are at...

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Posted on September 11, 2018 by Cathy Brown

There isn’t clear evidence that wearing compression stockings can prevent varicose veins, but they may help. And the stockings can help alleviate some of the symptoms of varicose veins once you have them.

You may want to consider using compression stockings if you are at high risk for developing varicose veins. Other lifestyle changes, such as being sure to get enough exercise, may be even more effective.

The risk factors for developing varicose veins include:

Age: The older we get, the more likely we are to develop varicose veins Weight: People who are overweight are at... Read More
Posted on August 13, 2018 by Cathy Brown

At Palm Vein Center, we treat problems with blood vessels, so patients sometimes ask about one of the most serious issues that can occur with blood vessels—an aneurysm.

An aneurysm is a weakening in a section of an artery wall that causes it to balloon out. Aneurysms can occur in any part of the body, but most commonly are found in:

The brain (cerebral aneurysm) The artery leading from the heart (aortic aneurysm) The leg behind the knee (popliteal aneurysm) The intestine (mesenteric aneurysm) The spleen (splenic artery aneurysm) The groin (femoral artery aneurysm)

Aneurysms...

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