Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins

Here’s what to look for (HealthDay News) — Varicose veins are unsightly, swollen vessels that typically affect the legs. The Mayo Clinic mentions these warning signs: Blue or dark-purple veins. Veins that twist and bulge, resembling electric cords beneath...

Venous Reflux Disease: Who is susceptible?

Normal veins have valves that prevent the blood they carry from flowing backwards – away from the heart. When the valves do not function properly, they can allow blood to flow backwards and pool in the legs. When this occurs, it is referred to as venous reflux....