Varicose Veins as Warning Sign for Blood Clots

Varicose Veins as Warning Sign for Blood Clots

Ever heard of deep-vein thrombosis? Most adults haven’t! However, becoming aware of this critical health problem can eliminate numerous deaths each year. As simply noted byHarved Health Publications, “deep-vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a leg or arm vein. It can have devastating consequences, especially if part of the clot breaks away and travels to the lungs (called a pulmonary embolism).”

This kind of deep blood clot can begin with the development of varicose veins. Although originally viewed as an unsightly, cosmetic issue, leaving varicose veins untreated can actually allow superficial blood clotting, called phlebitis, to occur. This specific condition is not life threatening, but does allow for deeper vein clots to develop. The chance of this happening is said to be about 20 to 40%.

Don’t be part of the percentage of people at risk for this more serious health concern. Call Island Vein Specialists for a consultation today, to discuss how we can pinpoint blood clots with ultrasound techniques and administer other various vein treatments.

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Varicose Veins Away

An Apple a Day Keeps the Varicose Veins Away

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but can it help keep varicose veins away too? This Saturday, September 20th, is International Eat an Apple Day, so we took a moment to dive into the health benefits associated with apples and see what they can do for your veins.

What are some of the majorhealth benefits we found? For one, apples allow you to control your weight and attain greater weight loss. That’s because this fiber filled food can fill you up for just a few calories.

With obesity as onefactor that could increase your risk for varicose veins, why not bite into an apple this weekend? And everyday after! Maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk for varicose veins and has so many other important health benefits past that.

Other great benefits attained by eating apples include whiter teeth, reduced cholesterol, a stronger immune system andmore.

Will you be adding apples to your everyday diet this weekend? Let us know on ourFacebook page. Visit ourwebsite for more information on varicose veins and treatment options.

Tips For Happy and Health Legs!

Tips For Happy and Health Legs!

Personal development can be found through a number of facets – health, wealth and happiness, to name a few. Since September is Self Improvement Month, many are dedicating their time to personal growth and positive change.

Looking for a good place to start? You guessed it – your legs. Your legs get you everywhere and help you lead the life you love. Make a conscious effort this month and always to love them back! Get tips for showing your legs a little TLC below:

Vitamins: Calcium and Vitamin D! Strong bones make for happy legs.

Exercise: All it takes is a 30 minute walk each day. Doing so helps to build and maintain bone and muscle strength.

Healthy Diet: Since obesity is usually a risk factor for various vein conditions, maintaining a healthy weight is good for your legs.

Good Shoes: High heels may be a girls best friend but your legs don’t think so. Tight shoes and heels over 2 inches should not be worn daily.

Circulation: Keeping your legs crossed or sitting in one place all day inhibit blood flow. Uncross and take a lap! Your legs will be glad you did.

Shower: Lengthy exposure to heat will cause your blood vessels to dilate. Baths may be relaxing but they aren’t your best bet.