March is Lymphedema Awareness Month

Did you know that more than 10 million Americans are diagnosed with lymphedema and lymphatic diseases? More people are living with these diseases in the United States than are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, ALS and Parkinson's Disease — combined.

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Spotlight on Spider Veins

You may have noticed them on your grandmother when you were growing up, but you never thought they’d appear on your legs. Perhaps you thought you had a slight bruise at first, until it never actually went away and more “bruising” appeared. It’s likely that you are one of the 60% of Americans who have spider veins.

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Take the Varicose Vein Quiz

One in four American adults currently suffer from varicose veins. Yet, many patients know very little about these unsightly, potentially painful veins. Test your knowledge of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of varicose veins.

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Can You Prevent Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins develop for a variety of reasons. Risk factors include family history, age, being a woman, pregnancy, obesity, prolonged sitting or standing, and more. Some of these risk factors — such as family history or age — are harder to avoid than others. But is there a way to prevent varicose veins from forming?

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The Importance of Walking

One of the best things you can do for your overall health is to keep moving. However, itchy, painful, visible varicose veins don’t exactly make you want to put on a pair of comfortable shorts and take a stroll around the neighborhood.

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