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What Are Varicose Veins?

What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are painful, dilated and twisted veins that appear as bulges underneath the skin. They are the result of chronically dilated and inflamed small veins that have slowly stretched out under years of pressure. They usually become an issue for cosmetic reasons, but many people complain about pain and discomfort […]

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What is a Hernia?

What is a hernia? Hernias are most commonly recognized as a bulge that pops out of your abdomen or groin, but what exactly are they?   How do you get a hernia? Hernias are a protrusion of a cavity’s contents outside of the cavity that they normally reside in. One way that hernias form is […]

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Spider Veins: what are your treatment options?

Spider veins are problematic and cause significant distress when they appear on the legs. People often go to great lengths to have beautiful legs, and it is frustrating to do everything right only to have a cosmetic issue arise that negates all of the hard work that was put into your legs. So what can […]

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How to Shed Weight after the Holidays

How to Shed Weight after the Holidays An endless selection of cookies, eggnog, pies, and gigantic meals makes weight gain during the holidays almost inevitable. Research shows people in the United States can gain significant weight during the holidays, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are some simple steps you can take for weight loss […]

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How to Tell If You Have Spider Veins

Spider veins are fairly common in the western world, and we see them all the time in our practice, but how do you know if you have them? They can be difficult to see, as they usually measure less than a millimeter wide, and often occur in the legs in locations that are difficult to see […]

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5 Exercises for Healthier Veins

Why are Healthy Veins Important? About half of all adults in the United States have some sort of vein disease, according to the Society of Interventional Radiology, and about a quarter of all American adults have varicose veins. The good news is that regular physical activity can give you healthier veins, especially if you do […]

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Pelvic Pain

What is pelvic pain? Pain occurring in the lower abdomen (the area from below your belly button to above your legs) is called pelvic pain. Pelvic pain is a symptom shared by a laundry list of potential causes. Some of these are cause for concern, especially if you normally do not experience pain, and suddenly […]

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Spider Veins: 10 Must-Know Facts

Spider Veins: Here’s what you need to know 1. You got them from your parents Spider veins are genetic. While certain activities can make them worse, they aren’t your fault, you inherited a predisposition for them from your parents.  2. They aren’t varicose veins While spider veins are usually related to underlying venous insufficiency, they […]

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Diet and Workout Myths Debunked

Want to get fit? That’s a daunting goal. There are no guarantees, but one way to help you reach your goal is to understand how your body works and what types of food and exercise it needs to build muscle and burn fat. Debunk these common diet and workout myths so you don’t make mistakes […]

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What are spider veins?

What are spider veins? Spider veins  are tiny dilated blood vessels visible on the skin. They are called spider veins, because they frequently  resemble spider webs in their appearance. They range in color from blue to red, tend to pop up around the ankles, and may also be found on the legs, face, and hands. Spider veins are […]

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