Category: Symptoms to Watch

Jobs that Are Bad for Your Veins

Jobs that are bad for your veins.

It’s a sad fact that modern society really isn’t built with our health in mind. It is no wonder that there are jobs that are bad for your veins. So much of the work that requires a human actor necessitates habits that actively damage our bones, muscles, and cardiovascular systems among other things. However, some …

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What is a Stasis Ulcer?

What is a stasis ulcer?

A stasis ulcer occurs when your skin breaks down due to fluid buildup in your lower legs. The breakdown of the skin is in the form of an ulcer and is usually caused by poor vein function. If you experience an open wound on your leg, you should seek medical help right away. You may …

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Causes of Pelvic Congestion

Do you have pelvic congestion disorder?

What is Pelvic Congestion? Pelvic congestion is a condition that occurs in women who develop varicose veins in their pelvic region. Varicose veins are veins that swell, twist, and ultimately lengthen due to poor vein function. Pelvic congestion is painful and can often be debilitating both mentally and physically.  It is relatively common. Approximately one-third of …

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How Can Smoking Lead to Peripheral Artery Disease

Smoking and Peripheral Artery Disease

For decades, health experts have warned people of the dangerous side effects smoking can wreak on your body. Cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, gum damage, and respiratory disease are just a few of the commonly linked health conditions that are associated with smoking. Now, it appears health experts have added smoking and Peripheral Artery Disease as …

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Is Deep Vein Thrombosis an Emergency?

Constricted artery diagram

Deep vein thrombosis can lead to major health problems and can sometimes be fatal. With that, contacting your medical care provider or getting medical attention as soon as possible is important. To most outside the medical community, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may sound like a cluster of fancy medical words that’s beyond our understanding. However, the health issue is fairly simple to understand. The blood in your body that moves in your veins can sometimes move too slowly. This causes a backup in your veins and can cause your blood cells to clump into a clot. When a blood clot forms in a vein that is deep inside your body, it causes DVT. It is most often found in your lower leg, thigh, or pelvis, but it can occur in other areas of your body as well. Deep Vein Thrombosis can lead to a number of health problems and it can also be fatal. This is why medical treatment is so necessary if you experience any of the signs or symptoms.

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Why are Spider Veins Itchy?

person sitting on bench scratching leg because of itchy spider veins

While spider veins are somewhat harmless, they can provide some unfortunate discomfort. Apart from not being the most aesthetically pleasing thing to look at on our bodies, they can also be quite itchy or cause a burning sensation. Why Do Spider Veins Occur? Spider veins are small blood vessels underneath the skin’s surface that form …

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Common Causes of Leg Swelling

Elderly woman's swollen legs and feet in need of the best cardiologist in Los Angeles

Have you recently noticed your pants and socks fitting tighter? This may be due to swelling in your legs. A variety of factors cause swollen legs, some more serious than others. In order to get an accurate diagnosis of what is causing the swelling for you specifically, contact the Beverly Hills Vein Center today. As …

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