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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...

Venous Insufficiency
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What are the Signs of Venous Insufficiency?

You may have heard the term venous insufficiency but do not know exactly what it means. In medical terms, the absence of valves and weakening of the veins of lower extremities is known as venous insufficiency. Without healthy valves, blood cannot move back up into the heart properly. This inability can cause blood to accumulate...

Are Stress and High Blood Pressure Linked?
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Are Stress and High Blood Pressure Linked?

We often hear that those with a lot of stress in their lives can have some health issues. High blood pressure is often discussed in relation to stress, so it’s essential to understand the connection between the two. Here is what you need to know about the relationship between stress and blood pressure and how...

vascular health
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The Importance of Treating Vascular Diseases

Several complex vascular diseases range from uncomfortable to severely impacting your life. Vascular conditions affect the circulatory system’s blood vessels, including those diseases that arise in your blood and lymph vessels and those disorders that disrupt your blood flow. Vascular health is incredibly important for all. Different types of vascular diseases can affect the circulatory system...

Exercise and cholesterol
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How Does Exercise Help Lower Cholesterol?

When diagnosed with high cholesterol, patients are often told to increase or introduce exercise into their daily lives. But how does movement help lower cholesterol?  First, it’s essential to understand the two main types of cholesterol in your body:  High-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as ‘good’ cholesterol. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as ‘bad’ cholesterol....

What is a Thrombectomy?
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What is a Thrombectomy?

A thrombectomy is a surgical procedure used to break down large blood clots in both arteries and veins. The procedure is done under image guidance by endovascular devices. It helps to maintain perfusion in tissues that have reduced blood flow due to thrombus formation.  What is a Thrombus, and How is it Formed? A thrombus...

Transient Ischemic Attack-TIA
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What is Transient Ischemic Attack?

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a short episode of neurologic dysfunction that lasts for a few minutes. It results from a disruption in the blood flow to the brain. Carotid arteries are the blood vessels responsible for supplying nutrients and oxygen to the brain. A temporary blockage in coronary arteries due to a blood clot...

What is an Aneurysm?
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What is an Aneurysm?

An aneurysm is defined as a balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. The most common and most dangerous type of aneurysm is an aortic aneurysm. The aorta is the largest artery of the body, and it supplies blood to all the major organs as it arises from the heart. Aneurysms are silent...