Long trips are often accompanied by long hours spent in an uncomfortable seated position. Whether you’re in a car, plane, or train, sitting for an extended period of time decreases circulation because of pressure to the legs. It is important to understand how your circulatory system works and what precautions should be considered before any […]
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At Lakeshore Veins, we are asked what causes varicose veins daily. First we need to understand the difference between Veins and Arteries.
Question: Where does the excess fluids go when wearing compression stockings?
Varicose veins, leg pain, and other vein diseases can be hereditary or they can be caused by gender, pregnancy, or spending a lot of time on your feet. However, there are simple changes you can make to your diet to improve the health of your veins. Here are four tips to help keep your veins […]
At Lakeshore Veins, a Mequon Vein Clinic on the north side of Milwaukee, we treat spider veins, varicose veins and leg pain in a comfortable, healing atmosphere. If you have aching legs, pain, swelling, obvious ropy varicose veins, embarrassing spider veins or just are not sure why your legs do not feel right, come have your […]
Leg swelling is caused by the retention of fluid in leg tissues, and is known as peripheral edema. Peripheral edema can be caused by a problem with the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, or the kidneys. It is estimated that approximately 4.4 million people in USA suffer from some type of edema.
Compression therapy has been used to treat chronic venous disease since ancient times, with the earliest recording found in the Corpus Hippocraticum (450–350 BC). It remains the cornerstone component in the management of both venous and lymphatic disease.
Unfortunately, spider veins are unavoidable, with more than half of all women in the U.S. affected by them. However, if you’ve ever been told that crossing your legs will cause spider veins, rest assured, this information falls into the medical myths category. Crossing your legs is not one of the causes of this vascular problem. Spider veins and varicose […]
Greater than 20 percent of women and seven percent of men suffer from venous disease in the United States. The common symptoms of varicose vein include aching pain, swelling and itching in the legs. In the past, invasive surgery was required to remove them. Varicose veins are veins that become swollen and large — often […]
Compression stockings are a type of sock you wear to help prevent blood from pooling in your legs. When fitted properly, graduated compression stockings use pressure to enhance blood flow velocity and reduce the tendency of blood to coagulate. However, proper sizing and compression selection by a vein doctor is a universal must for the stockings to be […]