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Posted on November 09, 2018 by Palm Vein Center
Spider Veins – Need for Treatment

Varicose veins and spider veins can merely cause an unsightly appearance to the skin surface or lead to problems in blood circulation and other health disorders. While the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery describes spider veins as consequent to the dilation of a cluster of blood vessels near the the surface, varicose veins are swollen veins that often have a meandering appearance. Obesity is a leading cause of both varicose and spider veins in the legs, because additional pressure is placed on the venous (away from the heart) blood flow via gravity. 

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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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