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Posted on June 05, 2019 by Palm Vein Center
Why are vein problems more common in women?

It may not seem fair, but it’s true: Women have more problems than men do with issues like varicose veins and spider veins.

Varicose veins are ropy-looking, bluish veins that often appear in the legs, although they can show up in other parts of the body too. Spider veins are similar but smaller. They don’t bulge out as varicose veins do, and can have a web-like appearance. 

Women are four times as likely as men to have varicose veins, largely because of hormonal fluctuations during their monthly menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. About 50 percent of women have...

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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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