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Posted on February 14, 2018 by Cathy Brown

Compression stocking or socks have been around for decades. They’re often associated with older women with varicose veins. And it’s true, they can be a great help for people suffering with varicose veins and similar conditions.

But did you know that flight attendants, marathon runners, pregnant women, and airline passengers also sometimes wear compression socks or stockings?

Compression stockings can help move blood more efficiently from the legs to the heart and prevent it from pooling and possibly clotting in the legs and feet. This can help prevent varicose veins, spider...

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Posted on January 30, 2018 by Cathy Brown

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) happens when a blood clot forms in one of your deep veins.

These clots usually form in the legs, but can also occur in the pelvis or arms. The area may hurt and swell, but sometimes there are no symptoms. The danger is that the clot will break loose and spread to the lungs, which can be life threatening.

Your risk of deep vein thrombosis is higher if you’re over 60, but DVT can affect people of any age. For instance, tennis star Serena Williams had to be rushed to the hospital in 2011 when she developed a pulmonary embolism—a...

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Posted on December 18, 2017 by Rachel Cohen

Arizona may not experience winter weather like its East Coast and Midwestern counterparts, but the Grand Canyon state can see temperatures in the low and mid-thirties. That said, our bodies are not used to the colder temperatures, which can cause adverse effects on our vascular system. Here’s a fun fact: did you know that cold temperatures cause your veins to shrink, which makes it easier for their valves to move blood quickly and efficiently?

Cold Weather & Varicose Veins

The colder temperatures also cause less pressure around the ankles and calves,...

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