Blog Posts in 2015

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Bundle Up to Lower Blood Pressure!

While frigid winter weather is always a bother, bundling up before you head out can actually do more than just keep your teeth from chattering. Sure, cold weather can cause uncomfortable chapped lips ...
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5 Nutrients That Are Necessary for Healthy Veins

The best way to keep your veins healthy and strong is by eating well. A healthy diet will keep your weight down, reducing pressure and strain on the veins that can cause venous conditions to occur. As ...
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How to Workout Safely With Varicose Veins

Having varicose veins on your legs can make simple tasks like, walking, sitting and even exercising extremely difficult. However, whether you’re trying to prevent varicose veins from forming or ...
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What Causes Varicose & Spider Veins?

Varicose and spider veins are two common venous conditions that tend to develop as our bodies age. While these vascular issues are usually fairly harmless, they can become unsightly and even painful ...
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Signs and Symptoms of Poor Circulation

Heart attacks, strokes, and damaged veins are just some of the many health problems associated with poor circulation. Blood keeps the body and its organs functioning properly by delivering valuable ...
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The Do's & Don'ts of Exercising for Healthy Veins

The Do’s & Don’ts of Exercising for Healthy Veins The best way to protect your legs from developing varicose and spider veins is by staying active and exercising regularly. However, ...
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Varicose Vein Myths Debunked

Varicose veins are large, bulky, ropelike veins that commonly form in the legs as a result of poor circulation due to hereditary conditions or an inactive or unhealthy lifestyle. While many people are ...
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5 Everyday Habits that Boost Blood Flow

Having good blood flow throughout your body is very important. Not only will proper circulation ensure that each of your organs are receiving the amount of oxygen and nutrients required to function, ...
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Varicose v. Spider Veins: What's the Difference?

Varicose veins and spider veins are terms that are often used interchangeably, but each condition is actually quite different from the other. Though it’s true that both vascular disorders share ...
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How UV Radiation Can Cause Spider Veins

As we already know, exposure to UV radiation is hazardous to our skin and our overall health. But did you know that it can also cause dilated blood vessels, known as spider veins? The truth is that if ...
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How Alcohol Can Affect Your Health

Many of us enjoy an occasional glass of wine at dinner. However, if you consume large amounts of alcohol over the course of several years, you can be harming your body in ways you might not be able to ...
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Be Proud of Your Legs

Stretch marks, cellulite, spider veins – they’re not uncommon. In fact, if you’re a woman, you’re probably well aware of the obsession to look flawless in your summer attire. ...
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How to Prevent Varicose Veins with Your Diet

Bulging veins happen when blood pools in your legs and has trouble returning to your heart. The problem is that this occurrence can lead to worse conditions, such as varicose veins. If you notice that ...
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#WellnessWednesday | How to Prevent Sitting Too Long at Work

Do you have a desk job? Many of us are in the same boat, but most of us don’t realize just how dangerous it can be. Sitting for long periods of time can increase your risk of varicose veins and ...
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How Gladiator Sandals Can Damage Your Legs

While we love the effortless style of our gladiator sandals, we should understand the effects they can have on our body. Putting them on can be exciting, but taking them off can be painful. ...
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How Swimming Benefits Varicose Veins

Summer weather has finally arrived, which means we can’t wait to go for a dip in the cool water! Splashing in a refreshing swimming pool is not only a great way to cool off this summer – ...
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Traveling with Varicose Veins

Vacation season is here! Don’t let varicose veins ruin your good time. Below is your guide to preventing and dealing with the aches and pains while you’re away in paradise: Move around on ...
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Yoga Poses for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins, the condition that causes blood to stop from moving upwards, is painful more often than not. Therefore, high-impact workouts can be tricky if you struggle with this disease. While ...
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Elevating Legs to Help with Varicose Veins

It’s normal for varicose veins to cause you extreme discomfort and frustration, but luckily there are a number of things you can do to alleviate some of the pain. One of the best practices you ...
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5 Tips to Improve Blood Circulation

Good blood circulation is important for many things, but if you’re at risk for varicose veins and spider veins, or you already suffer from the discomfort, improving the circulatory system can be ...
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Foods that Fight Varicose Veins

Our lifestyle can either boost our health or work against it. This is especially true when it comes to varicose veins, which can appear as a result of what we eat. So what can you do to prevent ...
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5 Mistakes You're Making While Shaving Your Legs

Shaving your legs can be a hassle, especially when you emerge from the shower to find a missed spot or that ever-annoying patch of razor burn. Here are five things you should avoid to make shaving ...
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Best Leg Exercises for Varicose Veins

We know the importance of exercise for living an overall healthy life and preventing disease, but it’s also key for improving cardiovascular health and helping to reduce pressure caused by ...
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5 Foods to Fight DVT

It’s DVT Awareness Month and Island Vein Specialists is here to help you fight back – starting with the foods you eat! Super-foods come in all shapes and sizes and incorporating them into ...
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Reasons to Be Proactive with Your Blood Tests

We get it. The needles, the band-aids the blood – it’s not that fun for everyone. There are, however, some very good reasons that you should have your blood drawn regularly – even if ...
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