Author: Mary Pedulla

Varicose Veins don’t have to slow you down

These days, most of us run at full capacity. There are always a plethora of things charging through our minds that we need to get finished, improved, or changed. And for many of us, those changes include making decisions about our health. If varicose veins are slowing you down, it’s time to consider your options. Varicose veins are dilated, bluish, twisted veins usually caused by small leaking valves. Think of a waterfall causing a stream of liquid, and that liquid has nowhere to go. Therefore, it bulges, resulting in unsightly varicose veins. People with varicose veins get tired easily, and may notice swelling and pain during activity. Unfortunately, without treatment, varicose veins won’t go away and have a tendency to get worse over time. For many people, the thought of a vein procedure can be scary, especially when you are busy. However, the latest laser vein treatments remove the stress associated with surgery...

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Varicose Veins During and After Pregnancy

Oh Baby - Those Are Varicose Veins! What You Can Do About Varicose Veins During and After Pregnancy. It’s not unusual for a new mom-to-be to find that they have developed varicose veins during pregnancy. The added weight and blood flow makes pregnant women more prone to veins that leak or fail. Varicose veins are swollen veins that may bulge near the surface of the skin. These blue or purple, sometimes squiggly-looking veins are most likely to show up in your legs, though you may also get them elsewhere. (In fact, hemorrhoids are really just varicose veins of the rectal area.) Many women first develop varicose veins – or find that they get worse – during pregnancy. As the uterus grows, it puts pressure on the large vein on the right side of the body (the inferior vena cava), which in turn increases pressure in the leg veins. There may be little or no...

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