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Yoga and Varicose Veins

You may have heard it before.  Yoga can treat varicose veins.  Where did this come from? In evaluating this claim, it’s best to recall the source of varicose veins.  Let’s start with the fact that blood travels down to your legs as the heart pumps.  After all, you...

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6 Effective Asanas To Treat Varicose Veins

Can yoga help varicose veins? Yoga can alleviate the pain caused by pressure. When you suffer from varicose veins, the recommended poses are usually leg elevation poses. This helps the accumulated lymph and blood to drain into the heart. Also, the pressure is eased....

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Will Health Insurance Cover my Varicose Veins?

As you know, insurance companies have changed significantly over the years and that it why it is very important that you get all the information from your insurance company so you can fully understand your coverage. The basic question is, we will accept your insurance...

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Does the Covid-19 Vaccine Cause a Rare Vein Disease?

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control recently recommended that states temporarily stop using Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine due to a very rare blood clotting disorder called Central Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST).  It occurred in...

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What is Phlebitis?

Phlebitis is a vein inflammation that causes pain in one’s legs and/or arms. The inflammation can occur in deep veins or superficial veins. Superficial phlebitis is when the upper layer of veins gets inflamed.  It can easily be treated by topical ointments and...

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Horse Chestnut for Veins and Vein Disease

 One of the most common questions that I am asked is whether or not herbal supplements are useful for treatment of vein diseases. Perhaps the most popular of these supplements is horse chestnut.  I thought I should address this issue in a blog post. Horse chestnut is...

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What Kind of Doctor Treats Vein Disease?

  If you have painful varicose or spider veins, you may be searching for a doctor who can help relieve your symptoms. The problem is that many doctors are unscrupulously advertising themselves as vein doctors so they can get a piece of the pie.  I just did a...

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Complications of Varicose Veins

  Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins. Varicose veins can happen anywhere in the body, but are more common in the legs. This form of vein disease can cause many health complications such as ulcers, bleeding and blood clots. Ulcers form as a result of the...

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What causes vein disease?

  Studies suggest that 55% of women and 45% of men suffer from vein disease. Many wonder what causes vein disease and how to prevent it. Below are some of the main causes of vein disease.  Standing or sitting for long periods of time can be one of the causes of...

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Are Veins Genetic?

Do you have varicose veins?  Did your mother have them?  Have you thought that these veins are a gift that your mother should have kept to herself?  In my practice, it’s extremely common for women to complain that they got their varicose veins from their mother.  Is...

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