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Doctor examining a patient's veins

What to Expect at Your First Visit to a Vein Clinic

The health of your veins provides a useful glimpse into your overall health. A key part of the circulatory system, the veins return deoxygenated blood to the heart. However, when these blood vessels get damaged, it can impair the flow of blood…
Therapist performing a lymphatic massage

What Is a Lymphatic Massage?

Do you suffer from persistent and painful swelling in your legs or arms? Take heed, because this is a potential symptom of a condition known as lymphedema. Lymphedema is a chronic condition characterized by an accumulation of protein-rich…
Woman sitting with leg pain

What Does a Damaged Vein Feel Like?

Blood circulates through the arteries, capillaries, and veins. These blood vessels are located throughout the body, with arteries bringing fresh blood to the tissues and organs, capillaries acting as go-between vessels, and veins carrying “used”…
Woman massaging her leg

Home Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition marked by an irresistible urge to move your legs. Also called Willis-Ekbom disease, this sleep disorder affects an estimated 10-15% of the American population. Fortunately, you can try several at-home…