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How Varicose Veins and Diabetes Are Related

Natalie Buscemi Nutrition, Vein Health, Veins

At Allure Medical, we work hard to help our patients not only treat, but fight, varicose veins every single day. We firmly believe in the power of education—that by helping people better understand what varicose veins are and what causes …

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Weight Loss and Varicose Veins

Natalie Buscemi Vein Health, Weight loss

At Allure Medical, we’ve talked at length about how important it is to maintain a healthy body weight, and we’ve shared a lot of tips, tricks, and recipes to help our readers live life at a healthy weight. But today, …

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Don’t Let “Special Circumstances” Prevent You from Treating Your Varicose Veins

Natalie Buscemi Vein Health, Veins

We’ve discussed how varicose vein treatment should be approached when patients have other conditions like DVT and RLS in the past. Today, let’s look at any other remaining “special circumstances” that might impact your long-term leg health. Special Circumstance #1: …

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Do you have Restless Leg Syndrome? You Probably Also Have Varicose Veins and Here’s Why!

Natalie Buscemi Vein Health, Veins

What is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)? First diagnosed in 1944, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which sufferers have unexplained leg symptoms including an urge to move legs uncontrollably; this urge seems to strike most often at night. …

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Do you have both PAD & Venous Insufficiency?

Andrew Simon Articles, Ulcer, Vein Health, Veins

We’ve talked about venous insufficiency and how it relates to other conditions in the past (read it here!) but what about if you have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)? First, let’s break down the difference between venous insufficiency and PAD. We …

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Don’t Let DVT Keep You from Getting Best-in-Class Vein Treatment

Andrew Simon Vein Health, Veins

Since we treat venous insufficiency or “ugly legs” patients, it is not uncommon to see that their vein health may be so complex that other issues like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) might also come into play. DVT is a blood …

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Why Most Vein Treatments are Expensive and Don’t Work but They’re Still Popular

Andrew Simon Ulcer, Uncategorized, Veins

As we discussed in our previous post,  “Just How Bad is Ugly Legs”, experts suggest that the annual U.S. taxpayer burden for vein-related ulcers is about $14.9 billion and climbing. Given how painful and expensive “ugly legs” can be, what if …

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Atrophie Blanche Associated with Venous Insufficiency

Natalie Buscemi Ulcer, Uncategorized, Veins

What is Atrophie Blanche? Atrophie blanche is a dermatologic finding characterized by white-or-light- colored patches of skin in regions with darker discoloration. This is a result of necrosis and the replacement of necrotic tissue with fibrin deposits and collagen.  As discussed …

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3 Stages of Venous Insufficiency

Natalie Buscemi Ulcer, Vein Health, Veins

Varicose Veins: Do You Really Have Them? The term “varicose vein” can be misleading. The public might think of a varicose vein as a large, dilated, bulging vein on the surface of the skin, but that is not the real definition. …

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