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Do I Need a Vein Ultrasound?

If your doctor has mentioned a vein ultrasound as a possible treatment option, you may be wondering more about this technique. If a problem occurs in the vascular system, specifically in veins or arteries, an imaging technique called a vein ultrasound helps identify the specific problem.  Vein conditions examples Vein ultrasounds have proved valuable in...

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Why is Good Circulation so Important?

The movement of blood throughout your body is called blood circulation. Blood circulation is essential as it helps in providing the nutrients and oxygen your organs need to operate correctly. Good circulation is the key to optimal health as it keeps your heart healthy and brain sharp.  For proper circulation, your blood vessels should also...

What is a Vein Ultrasound?
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What is a Vein Ultrasound?

Quickly making its way through medicine, a vein ultrasound is an imaging tool that evaluates and diagnoses venous abnormalities such as deep vein thrombosis or venous insufficiency. A venous or vein ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless procedure that helps clinicians examine veins, giving real-time information about what is happening under the skin. How does this...

When Should I See a Doctor about my Varicose Veins?
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When Should I See a Doctor about my Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be relatively common. In medical terms, they are dilated superficial veins of the lower limb, most commonly due to venous reflux stemming from weakened valvular valves or genetic factors.  For most patients, standing and walking for prolonged periods increases the pressure in the veins of the lower limb resulting in twisted torturous...

What do I Need to Know about High Cholesterol?
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What do I Need to Know about High Cholesterol?

You’ve probably heard about high and low cholesterol, especially regarding food or your health. But what do you need to know about high cholesterol, and why is it important? Cholesterol is a fat-like waxy substance present inside the body. The cells of our body utilize this substance to generate essential nutrients, digestive fluids, Vitamin D,...

What is a Cardiovascular Disease? Tips for Prevention
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What is a Cardiovascular Disease? Tips for Prevention

Cardiovascular diseases include a spectrum of disorders involving the cardiovascular system, consisting of two major components: the heart and blood vessels. Common cardiovascular diseases include: Coronary artery disease (CAD): More commonly referred to as heart failure or myocardial infarction (MI), this condition is about one-third to one-half of cardiovascular disease cases. Cerebrovascular diseases: Examples include...

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What are the Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?

You’ve probably heard of blood clots before or been cautioned that you could be at risk. Especially if you see a vascular specialist, you may know even more about this medical condition. Your body has a vascular system that helps transfer blood from and to the heart. Arteries, veins, and capillaries are three essential blood...

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