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Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Clots, Board Certified Vein Specialist, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, DVT, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Leg Swelling, Spider Veins, Telangiectasia, Vein Disease Care, Vein Health on August 07, 2014

Your risk factor for vein diseases goes steadily up through your lifetime. That is because the adverse influence of gravity on the integrity and function of the thin, delicate valves in your veins is cumulative. All of the problems caused by vein disease become more common as patients grow older.

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Understanding The Circulation System [Simplified] or What Happens When The Circulation Is Compromised? Part 2 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Clots, Circulation System, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Vein Disease, Vein Health on January 07, 2014

In Part 1 of our series on circulation, we discussed the mechanisms by which circulation is possible, in spite of the influence of gravity which attempts to prevent return of blood to the heart when we are in an upright posture. Let’s look at how vein disease affects blood circulation.

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Understanding The Circulation System [Simplified]: By What Mechanism[s] Does Blood Return To The Heart? - Part 1 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Circulation, Blood Clots, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Venous Circulation on January 02, 2014

Have you ever wondered or even thought about this question? Most of our lives we are in an upright position, either standing or sitting.

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Blood Clots and Your Vein Health - Part 3 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Superficial Thrombophlebitis, Thrombosis on December 25, 2012

Today, in Part 3 of our three part series on Blood Clots and Your Vein Health, we will consider what should be done should you suspect a blood clot.  Previous articles have already discussed prevention and have outlined the factors that can upset the body’s balanced coagulation system. If you have these factors, extra precaution and awareness is warranted. Previous history of a clot is also a[...]

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Blood Clots and Your Vein Health - Part 2 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Clots, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Embolus, Five Star Vein, Five Star Vein Institute, Thrombosis, Vein Health on December 20, 2012

In part 1 of this 3 part series on blood clots, we learned the basics of how our coagulation system works. We also learned that there are some very common things such as diabetes, varicose veins, increasing age, obesity, stasis and others that tend to unbalance this system, making it prone to blood clot formation.

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