Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, typically in the leg. A blood clot is a gel-like mass formed by platelets that can block a vein. This causes significant problems, as blood flow past the clot is decreased.
It’s common to feel “pins and needles” after sitting in one position for a long period of time, but when does this sensation indicate a more serious problem? If you often experience numbness or tingling in your extremities, you could have poor blood circulation.
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year for travel. While you’re excited to see your family after months apart, the long journey can be extra stressful for people suffering from varicose veins. Whether you are traveling by plane, train or car, long periods of sitting are not good for restricted vein valves.
Varicose veins affect nearly 30 million Americans. These unsightly gnarls are the result of damaged veins, most commonly found in the lower legs. Why is this the most affected area of the body?
Summer is the season for beach days, picnics in the park and family travel. If you suffer from varicose veins, these activities may not always be easy to enjoy. You might feel the need to decline an invite or cover up your legs, so no one sees your varicose veins.