Superficial venous thrombosis (SVT) is a varicose vein complication that can cause pain and tenderness. Correctly diagnosing and monitoring the condition is important to prevent other—potentially life-threatening—issues. Since up to 80% of SVT patients have varicose veins, it’s important to know the symptoms.
If you work an office job, you probably know about the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. n an effort to minimize problems, you may opt for a standing desk. However, both sitting and standing for long periods of time can affect your legs, potentially leading to vein problems.
Patients with severe varicose veins should be aware of their increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In some cases, a blood clot can develop in the deep veins and cause death. About 200,000 Canadians experience DVT each year.
One of the most noticeable issues a patient may face is venous ulcers. When veins in your legs can’t circulate the blood back to your heart, the blood can pool, creating swelling and building pressure in the veins.
Cold weather tips for vein health If you can, bundle up and embrace a winter activity like skiing, skating, snowshoeing or fat biking – it will help your veins! If you just can’t bear to be outside for long, you can always adapt your exercise routine for the indoors. Join a gym and hop on […]
Snow, ice, face-freezing winds… Canada’s winters are notoriously harsh. But there might be a silver lining to our sub-zero temperatures for people who are living with varicose veins. Hot weather conditions impede circulation and actually worsen the symptoms of varicose veins – which include swelling and aching legs – therefore it should come as no […]
What are compression garments? Compression garments are specially-designed tight, form-fitting clothing that hug the skin. They can be worn on the lower body as shorts, tights, underwear, stockings or socks, on the upper body as sleeves for the arms. What are the benefits of compression garments? Compression clothing can be a fashion statement – women’s […]
Pregnancy can cause all kinds of changes in the body, not all of which are welcome. One particularly un-glamorous — though common — side effect of pregnancy is the spidery blue veins that suddenly appear on your legs. Triggered by hormonal changes and decreased blood circulation caused by carrying extra weight, these dark and highly […]
Do your legs ache after a long day at work – especially if you’ve been standing for a long time, or when you stand up after hours of sitting? The problem could be your veins. Vein disease a common cause of leg pain. Veins that are damaged have a harder time pumping blood through your […]
There are a few perfectly natural reasons why you might notice blue veins in your legs. The lighter or thinner your skin is, the greater than chance that veins will be visible through the skin. Blue veins are often more visible in people with fair skin, who have a thin or athletic build, who lift […]