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What is deep vein thrombosis?

The circulatory system is quite impressive, but it is also quite complex, and that means there are many possible ways that problems can develop. Deep vein thrombosis is one very serious problem that can occur because of a problem within the veins. But what is deep vein thrombosis, and are you at risk? Deep vein thrombosis ...
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6 Things You Should Know About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes or you’ve been living with it for a while, you probably know that diabetic foot ulcers can be a serious problem and something that you should constantly keep an eye out for. But what are these foot ulcers and why are they a problem for people with diabetes ...
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6 Signs It Is Time to See a Vein Specialist

You may think that spider or varicose veins in your legs are unsightly but nothing to really worry about. However, beyond cosmetic reasons, there are reasons to be concerned about leg veins. Vein disorders can be quite serious – here are 6 signs that it is time to see a specialist about your veins.    It ...
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Should You Be Concerned About Carotid Artery Disease?

Carotid artery disease is very serious, which is scary enough. But another scary thing about it is how quickly it can come on, sometimes without any warning at all. Should you be concerned about carotid artery disease?    What is carotid artery disease? The carotid arteries are located in the neck, and they supply the brain ...
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Are spider veins dangerous?

“Spider veins” are very common and can occur at any time throughout life, although they more typically appear in the later part of life. If you have noticed spider veins lately, you may be wondering – are they something that you should worry about? What are spider veins? Spider veins are those thin lines in ...
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What is angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a fairly simple procedure that can mean a lot to your health. Here is some information on this important surgery and how it can help you. What does angioplasty do? An angioplasty procedure helps to open up the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These arteries can become ...
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Tips for Vascular Health

Vascular problems can be debilitating or even deadly, and if you’ve had issues in the past you know how scary they can be. Here is some information about vascular health and some tips on how you can take care of yourself.  What causes vascular diseases? Issues with the vascular system can be caused by lifestyle ...
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What Is PAD?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a fairly common circulatory problem in which the blood flow to the limbs is reduced. The good news is that living a healthy lifestyle can often help with PAD and its symptoms. Here is some more information about PAD and exercises you can do to help treat it.  What are ...
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What You Need to Know About Aneurysms

An aneurysm is a weakened area of the artery. Some people never even realize they have a problem unless the aneurysm ruptures; however, aneurysms cause over 25,000 deaths in the United States each year. Here are some things you should know about this potentially life threatening condition. How is an aneurysm dangerous? If an area ...
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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Varicose veins – they are unsightly and can be painful. But are they something to really worry about? Read on for some information about varicose veins, what they are, if they are really dangerous to your health, and what you can do about them. What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are caused by weakened or ...


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