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)


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Posted on July 03, 2018 by Cathy Brown

It may seem like a great idea, a way to turn something not so pretty into a work of body art. Unfortunately, the doctors at Palm Vein Center say tattooing over varicose veins is NOT a good idea.

Whether to tattoo over varicose veins is a question that’s coming up more often as the generations that have most enthusiastically embraced tattoos—Generation X and Millennials—are also starting to develop varicose veins. While young people can and do develop varicose veins, the risk goes up with age, and with childbearing. So these tattooed moms and dads are starting to wonder whether to...

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