Tag: varicose veins

Should I Be Concerned About Dark Veins?

March 10, 2021 0 Comments
Concerned About Dark Veins?

Have you noticed some dark veins on your legs, arms, or face that you hadn't noticed before? It's not uncommon to be able to see blue veins deep under the skin, but perhaps, your veins have become raised and darker in color. Over time you may have also noticed some other symptoms like heaviness or swelling in your legs or pain around the veins. While these symptoms may just be aesthetically unappealing or uncomfortable, they can also point to underlying health conditions that need to be treated. Let's take a look at what regular changes or factors cause dark veins, and when it's time to be concerned.

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Let’s Talk About Veins and Venous Diseases

February 24, 2021 0 Comments
Let's Talk About Veins and Venous Diseases

Remember back to high school anatomy class, where the teacher explained how your body worked, and you were like, "yeah, yeah, yeah. What's on the test?" Don't you wish you'd paid more attention? Maybe so. Maybe not. But as you head into your 30's and beyond, your body needs a lot more of your attention and your understanding. It's a pretty complex system of systems. And it can be confusing to know what's what. Since our specialty is veins, that's what we're going to focus on in this article—your veins, what they do, and what happens when they get sick.

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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous? Here’s What You Need to Know

June 23, 2020 0 Comments
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Varicose veins. If you don't already have them, there's a one in four chance that you'll get them. At last count, nearly one-quarter of Americans have varicose veins— that's over 40 million people. Women are 50% more likely to suffer from this incurable condition. And if you have a family member who has or had varicose veins, you are 90% more likely to develop them yourself. Seeing these bulging twisted veins pop up under your skin can be unsettling. They definitely put a blight on a smooth, even skin tone, but when you see one pop up, it's also natural to ask, "Are varicose veins dangerous?"

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