Varicose Veins: 7 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Nobody wants bulging, purple varicose veins on their legs or ankles. However, about half of adults have them, and they become more prevalent with age. What causes varicose veins and what can you do about them? Many people think they know, but James Bekeny, MD, a vascular surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, sets the record straight. … Read More

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Varicose Veins: Not Just an Older Woman’s Problem

You might think of varicose veins as an older woman’s problem, but it may actually have more to do with your lifestyle than your gender. Varicose veins are common in adults. More women than men seek treatment for varicose veins, but men are also at risk for weakened and distended veins. Increasing age and physical … Read More

Spider Veins: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t (Video)

Many people with spider veins hesitate to wear shorts or skirts because of the cosmetic appearance of the condition. However, a 30- to 45-minute procedure called sclerotherapy is performed right in the vascular surgeon’s office and can vastly improve the appearance of spider veins, which are similar to varicose veins but smaller and not as … Read More

Hemorrhoids: Treatments and Tips

Most people think that any problems in the anal area are hemorrhoids. Whether they experience anal pain, discomfort or even bleeding, they self-diagnose a case of hemorrhoids and put off proper treatment. The problem may well be hemorrhoid-related. But if you have persistent anal pain or see blood on the tissue or in the toilet, … Read More

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