Does menopause cause varicose veins? It is common knowledge that when pregnant you have a predisposed risk to develop varicose veins, but is this also the case for women going through menopause? Continue reading to find out the reasons why you may be more at risk to develop varicose veins if you are going through […]
Alcohol, foods high in sugar content, and foods that are high in salt can be the culprits that worsen your varicose vein symptoms. It may seem odd that a food can amplify your symptoms but simply maintaining a healthy diet can relieve some of your pain without medical treatment. Certain food groups should be avoided […]
There is a common misconception associated with crossing your legs — many people believe that this comfortable seated position will actually cause Varicose Veins to develop. This is in fact false, and in reality standing for prolonged periods of time can be more likely to cause the condition rather than crossing your legs. If however, […]
Do Varicose Veins affect younger people? Varicose veins are commonly associated with advanced age, and while it is true that older people are more likely to develop varicose veins, the condition can also affect younger people. Varicose veins can develop in teenagers, or young adults as well as in seniors. You may begin to notice […]
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 […]