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Cycling & Varicose Veins
Aug 16, 2016 | Vein, Vascular
Exercise is the best preventative measure you can take concerning varicose veins, spider veins and deep vein thrombosis.
Everyone loves riding a bike, but if exercise isn’t a part of your normal routine it can seem intimidating! Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of ways to make riding a bike fun again.
A deep vein thrombosis (often called a DVT for short) is a blood clot that forms in one of the deep veins in the body. More often than not, the clot forms in a leg. If it dislodges, it can move to the lungs where it can cause serious problems or even death. Here are 5...read more
Swelling in legs and feet can be uncomfortable and not pretty to look at either. Yet, swelling of the feet or legs, also known as edema, can also be a sign of a more serious medical problem. Fluid Buildup Your legs and feet swell when fluid builds up. One reason legs...read more
An aneurysm can occur in nearly any artery in the human body…read more
Remember the saying “you are what you eat”?read more
Carotid Artery Disease occurs when there is a buildup of plaque in the Carotid Arteries.read more
When it come to vascular problems in the legs, fit athletes are not typically the first people that come to mind. However, due to the extreme physical activity they put their body through, they may show trauma to their arteries that cause occlusion or rupture. Often...read more
Like millions of women in America, you’ve probably tried to cover up the varicose veins on your legs with make-up. Which is great…until you want to swim, hike, or even simply relax on a lounge chair. You deserve to feel confident. In skirts, in shorts, in a...read more
If you’re familiar with compression stockings you’ll know that they come in different brands, sizes and strengths and are worn for comfort, athletic performance and medical conditions like pregnancy, varicose veins and peripheral artery disease. Basically, compression...read more
I am simply not a big fan of disease awareness months. However, when I learned the American Diabetes Association was asking people to post their personal diabetes stories at #ThisIsDiabetes for American Diabetes Month, I saw an opportunity to share mine as a vascular...read more
It may not be quite winter yet, but it is right around the corner! California can get pretty chilly in the winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from staying active and following a healthy diet. Although you might not want to go for a swim outside, you can still do...read more