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Restless Leg Syndrome: Have Your Veins Checked

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Restless leg syndrome (RLS) or Willis-Ekbom disease is an uncomfortable sensation in the legs that typically involves an overwhelming need to move them. Generally the agitation occurs in the afternoon or evening when resting. In fact, people who suffer from RLS can experience irritability, tiredness,…

Avoiding Phlebitis at all Costs

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Venitis or phlebitis is the inflammation of the veins. Phlebitis most commonly occurs in the legs. However, the condition can also affect the arms. In addition, phlebitis often coincides with thrombosis (a blood clot within a blood vessel that obstructs blood flow through the circulatory…

Leg Ulcers: Vein Valve Malfunction

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Not only are they painful and unsightly, but leg ulcers increase the risk of developing serious health conditions including life-threatening infections. Fortunately, this troublesome condition can be prevented and treated by addressing a common problem: vein valve malfunction. The importance of valves in venous blood…

Blood Pressure and Varicose Veins

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Your veins appear as blue streaky tubes that are readily seen just beneath your more delicate skin surfaces. You can follow their trail snaking up your legs and arms as they carry blood towards your heart. When veins become twisted, raised, and swollen, they are…

Do You Have Vein Disease?

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Vein disease is quite common in the United States. Your veins carry blood from various parts of the body back to your heart. The early symptoms of vein disease may appear to be minor at first, but with time, certain conditions can become more serious…

Venous Ulcer Sores – How to Treat

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A venous ulcer or stasis leg ulcer is a type of sore or wound that has developed on the skin. Generally, it is a shallow wound that forms when leg veins do not push or return blood back towards the heart the way they are…