Can Yoga Help Your Varicose Veins?

Can Yoga Help Your Varicose Veins?

Yoga combines physical poses, concentration, and deep breathing that helps quiet the mind and strengthen the body. It also improves circulation by bringing more oxygenated blood to the organs and tissues. While it’s not a cure, yoga can help slow the progression and...
How to Reduce Leg Pain

How to Reduce Leg Pain

Vein disease is a common health issue that affects millions of people each year. It occurs when the valves inside your veins become weak or damaged. It often affects the leg veins, causing blood to pool and lead to swelling and discomfort. If left untreated, damaged...
Why Are Veins Blue?

Why Are Veins Blue?

Have you ever looked at the veins in your arms or legs and wondered, “If blood is red, why are my veins blue?” You might be surprised to learn that veins aren’t blue. In fact, they’re mostly colorless. It’s the blood inside the veins that helps give them color. While...
What Are the Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?

What Are the Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?

Blood clots are healthy and lifesaving when they stop external bleeding but can be dangerous or even fatal when they occur inside the body. Internal blood clots form when blood doesn’t flow properly through the circulatory system. When this happens in the legs, it is...
Does Sclerotherapy Hurt?

Does Sclerotherapy Hurt?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat small varicose veins, called reticular veins, and spider veins. It’s quick, safe, and effective at eliminating the appearance of unsightly veins as well as the occasional aching and itching associated with...
Pregnancy and DVT

Pregnancy and DVT

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can come with a fair share of unpleasant symptoms, like morning sickness and nausea. Pregnancy also increases a woman’s risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a preventable medical condition that occurs when a blood...