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 […]
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 […]
As one of the leading venous conditions in the world, varicose veins plague more than half of the population. Generally, varicose veins and inheritance were not previously considered the likely cause of their development. However, in recent years it’s become known that those who have parents with varicose veins have an increased chance of developing […]
Having varicose veins is not just a matter of vanity. Although many clients seek treatment for cosmetic reasons, the appearance of varicose veins is a genuine health concern as well. It’s important to target the source of your varicose veins in order to prevent further damage, but many people wait to receive treatment once they’ve […]
With the number of treatment options available to you at Canada Vein Clinics, it may be difficult to determine which procedure is best for both your veins, and overall wellbeing. A consultation with our vein experts can explain your treatment options and suggest which method will result in the most promising results. If your veins […]
You will often hear that varicose veins don’t cause significant harm, and for the most part this is true. Many people who seek treatment for varicose veins simply dislike the way they look and desire a cosmetic solution to remove them. There are those, however, who are content with the appearance of their legs, even […]