Tag: risks of vein disease

31
Aug

How Deep Vein Thrombosis Can Lead to Vein Issues

Thrombosis is simply the formation of a blood clot. A blood clot, medically known as a thrombus, prohibits blood from circulating properly because it partially or completely blocks the flow of venous blood back to the heart.  The ability for blood to clot in a healthy person is a very good thing, even a life-saving thing. Fibrin molecules form blood clots to

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18
Aug

Signs you may have venous disease

One in three Americans over the age of 45 are affected by vein disease. Because veins have thinner walls than arteries, they are prone to damage. Those damaged vein walls impede circulation and cause blood to pool and flow retrograde (or backward) when muscles relax, which creates pressure in the lower legs which then causes more damage to the veins. This further damage

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19
May

All In the Family: How Genetics Affect Vein Problems

It’s time for some true confessions. When was the last time you heard words coming out of your mouth and could literally hear your mother’s voice saying the same thing from your childhood? For example, maybe you warned someone not to run with scissors. In so many ways, we can find ourselves becoming like our parents and grandparents. However, you

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9
May

Vein Issues Play No Favorites: Who’s at Risk for Varicose Veins?

While you might think vein issues are only for older people, there are other factors that come into play. It’s not just the elderly who are at risk for varicose veins or other vein issues. In fact, just about any of us could find ourselves with vein issues. I guess you could say our veins are equal opportunity offenders! Since

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