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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...

Tips To Quit Smoking
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Tips To Quit Smoking

Many smokers face a common challenge when they want to quit: thinking that they cannot do it or fearing it is an undoable task. However, you can stop smoking if you have the right motivation and help. While it’s no easy task, resources and support groups can help. It’s important not to have the mentality...

Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
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Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Varicose veins and spider veins come in all shapes and sizes. The appearance of thin, small veins, such as spider veins or reticular veins, on the body are not always problematic but can be a cosmetic concern. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) notes that more than 40% of people suffer from different variants...

How to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis During Holiday Travel
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How to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis During Holiday Travel

The holiday months are here, which means many of us will travel to celebrate with friends and family. While it’s an exciting time, it’s crucial to remember that travel, specifically air travel, can cause blood clots. Also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), blood clots pose serious risks to travels.  DVT occurs when a blood...