If you are dreading your summer wardrobe because of unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, there is time to complete vein treatment before your daughter's summer wedding or you begin to wear your favorite skirts and shorts.
Diabetes does not cause varicose veins. However, studies show that diabetes and vein disease together can have a significant impact on your health.
The appearance of thick, twisty varicose veins can be a bit scary. It is normal to wonder if the protruding veins are a sign of a potential cardiac concern.
Resolving to improve vascular health fits right in with New Year promises, because making healthy choices leads to an improved vascular system. Those choices can reduce the side effects from varicose veins, too.
The holidays are a time of excess from long hours of shopping and standing in the kitchen to traveling near and far. All of these "extras" place demands on those with varicose veins and arterial disease.
Spider veins – thin visible veins that can look like a spider web – are a common venous condition that can affect both women and men. Many people find spider veins to be an unsightly nuisance, but when does the condition require medical attention? Medically known as telangiectasia, spider veins...
Pregnancy is an exciting time for the mom-to-be. This time also is filled with many physical changes, some of which place extra stress on the circulatory system.
Often varicose veins are thought to be a woman’s health issue. The truth is both women and men develop varicose veins. In fact about half of all cases of varicose veins are found in men.
This summer’s repeated excessive heat warnings have brought reminders of staying hydrated and limiting time in the sun. Those words of advice ring particularly true for anyone living with varicose veins.
What do a crisp piece of bacon, a handful of corn chips and a dish of full fat ice cream have in common? If you guessed that they are foods that can affect your circulatory system negatively, you are correct.
Choosing healthier foods for better circulation is not only good for your heart but it leads to faster healing, stronger muscles and higher energy.
Whether you are driving up the coast to the Cascades or taking a 12-hour flight from San Diego to London, long-distance travel presents challenges for anyone living with varicose veins.
Most women are actively concerned with their health, and taking birth control—oral contraceptives, an implant, an IUD, or a patch—is a method used by many women to maintain control over their bodies and their overall wellness.
Many people have a vice or two. It’s natural to let off steam through some outlet, whether it’s binge watching terrible reality television or indulging in an unhealthful snack. While any “vice” by its very nature as a vice should be kept to a minimum (especially the snacks), there are the branch...
Roughly 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with varicose veins. While anybody can contract varicose veins, seniors are especially affected. Some studies estimate that as high as 50% of Americans over the age of 50 have varicose veins.
It’s one thing to say you won’t put on weight over the holiday season but quite another to keep off those pesky extra pounds that get harder to lose each year.
Most of us have a seasonal checklist of everything we need to get done, usually beginning just before Thanksgiving and taking us through to the end of the year. But what about our health?
It seems as though there are still plenty of lingering myths about varicose veins, even after debunking myths such as many of the home remedies as “False” if not disgusting. Here are some of the most pervasive myths you’ve probably heard at one time or another about varicose veins. #1 Crossing...
It is inevitable that for any medical condition, theories will pop up for how to treat these conditions with home remedies, with cheap and practical solutions that “really work.”
Have you recently gone to your dentist’s office to see a sign posted that she now offers Botox? Does your OBGYN now offer laser treatment for telangiectasias?
Telangiectasia is more commonly known as spider veins, the generally innocuous cousin to varicose veins.
It’s summer, there are record temperatures, and you want to be in shape for all those warm-weather clothes.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer, and with this warm weather, Southern California will see no shortage of days perfect for bathing suits and shorts.
People have various reasons for putting off treating their varicose veins—the bulgy, purple ropes that show up under the skin. For some, they don’t think that varicose veins are a medical condition worth treating (they are). Others may not want to take the time to treat varicose veins because it...
Varicose veins, the ropy cord-like veins that bulge beneath the skin, are common enough, especially when age, weight, pregnancy, and heredity are factors. But just because they are common and frequently harmless doesn’t mean they should be left untreated. There are people with varicose veins who...
Many people incorrectly assume that varicose and spider veins only happen to the elderly or to pregnant women. But in actuality, varicose veins can occur in anybody. There are a variety of factors, many of which have to do with lifestyle, but varicose veins are hereditary as well. The good news...
It’s that wonderful time of year when many of us travel, go to parties, and spend extra time with our friends and family. But along with the month-long festivities comes a change in lifestyle that might make us more susceptible to certain concerns: a couple of which are varicose veins and spider...
It is widely known that being overweight can cause a multitude of health problems, including diabetes, arthritis and heart disease, among others. What is not as commonly known is the dangers and difficulties that may be hiding in the form of varicose veins. Not only are they more likely to occur...
By Dr. Van Cheng
• PHOTO GALLERY: Click on theNEXT> button above to see 14 photos from the PEERS Network’s White Tie Gala. Athletes, celebrities and local game changers gathered to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation at the sixth annual PEERS Network White Tie Gala, which took place at a private...