Five Star Vein and Wellness Blog

What You Need to Know About Obesity and Vein Disease

Once thought not to be a risk factor for the development of vein disease unless it was extreme, being overweight has now clearly been shown to be associated with venous problems. In fact, studies now show that the more a person is overweight, the more likely it is that this person will develop vein disease and have an increasing severity of their vein disease when compared with normal weight individuals.
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Understanding Common Vein Diseases

When patients contract vein diseases, the negative side effects on their circulatory systems vary greatly. Although some conditions are localized, the fact that these vital pathways can no longer perform their functions properly means that most vein diseases are best treated by experts.
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Do You Have PAD That Is Left Untreated Or Misdiagnosed As Another Health Condition?

I recently saw a patient who was sent to me for possible vein disease. The patient was quite frustrated because he had seen four different physicians and one chiropractor over the last 3-4 months with a problem of leg pain, swelling, and hip pain.
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Understanding The Circulation System [Simplified] Or What Happens When Circulation Is Compromised And Treatment Options – Part 3 of 3

In Part 2 of our discussion, we discussed the breakdown of the vein valves and how this vein condition, or disease, results in symptoms and signs.  This last part of our series will cover treatment options available when we do recognize we have vein disease and steps to take to prevent it.
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Understanding The Circulation System [Simplified] or What Happens When The Circulation Is Compromised? Part 2 of 3

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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Finding the Correct Specialist to Treat Your Veins

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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 3 of 3

In Part 2 of our series on Atherosclerosis, we discussed how plaque and subsequent blockage actually forms in our arteries. Some of this process is unavoidable and is present in essentially all adult Americans. One goal of today's discussion is to consider why diabetic individuals have more severe hardening of the arteries. The second goal is to discuss how all people, both diabetics and non-diabetics, can minimize and, in some cases, reverse these blockages, thereby saving the organs at risk.
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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 of our series on atherosclerosis, we defined atherosclerosis and how it acts to become the world’s greatest health hazard. We talked about plaque build up and make up.
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Atherosclerosis: The Modern World's Greatest Health Hazard - Part 1 of 3

Atherosclerosis, aka arteriosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries”, causes more health problems and death than any other disease entity in our modern world. The odds are that anyone reading this article will be afflicted by the ravages of this problem; they may even die because of it.
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The Vein You Don't See - Part 2

In The Vein You Don't See - Part 2, we began to discuss the importance of the vein you don’t see. Many patients have leg symptoms and the causes of these symptoms are quite varied. Included in the possible causes of these symptoms is vein disease.
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