Vein Disease

How Can Compression Therapy Treat Your Vascular Issues?

Compression therapy is a treatment used to prevent and treat vascular issues such as chronic venous insufficiency and other vein disorders. Compression therapy involves wearing specially designed socks or stockings to support veins, increase…

What Is Vein Disease?

Vein disease is a chronic condition that encompasses a range of disorders. Over time it can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms and conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins. The good news is that there are a variety of treatments…
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Types of Vascular Diseases

Vascular diseases are conditions that affect the arteries, veins, and capillaries. Whereas arteries bring oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood to the various cells of your body, veins bring the depleted blood back to the heart for refortification. In…
Varicose Veins
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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Many people ignore the fact that they have prominent, bulging veins on their legs. If you have them, you may figure they’re just a fact of life as people get older, and that there’s nothing you can or should do about it. But those varicose…
Diagram showing the progression of vein diseases. No visible signs, Spider Veins, Varicose Veins, Edema, Hyperpigmentation, Ulcer.
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Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Are Not the Same

Varicose and Spider Veins plague a great number of American Adults: as many as one in three adults complain of some form of venous insufficiency. Although many experience symptoms after turning 50, it’s not uncommon for younger individuals…
Restless Leg Syndrome
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Restless Leg Syndrome and Vein Disease

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a poorly understood but common patient complaint. Affecting 10-15% of Americans, it is characterized by the irresistible urge to move your legs to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. A patient’s legs become…
Missouri Vein Specialists Varicose Veins
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The Hidden Dangers of Untreated Varicose Veins

Painful varicose veins can be a sign of a more serious problem, such as a blood clot, or a skin infection. If you have a varicose vein that is becoming painful, it could be a clue that something more serious is happening and you should see…
Lots of people running in a marathon.
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Effect of Graduated Compression Stockings in Runners

Castilho Junior, Oswaldo Teno et al. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders , Volume 6 , Issue 1 , 83 - 89 Objective The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of graduated compression stockings (GCS) on…