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Menopause causes varicose veins too?

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins, Women's Health
menopause and varicose veins

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get out your shorts and bathing suits. Finally, you won’t be the only one in short sleeves complaining that it’s too hot out. So you put on your favourite shorts and there you see them: varicose veins!

But where did that come from? You ask yourself. If you’ve never had problems with your legs before, it may just be that your hormone levels are dropping through the floor. Yes, those darn hormones again…

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5 tips to avoid heavy legs on plane

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
Heavy legs

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

No matter what form of transportation you use, sitting still for long periods of time can put you at risk for deep venous thrombosis.

This condition has earned the facetious nickname of “economy-class syndrome”, as it reflects the canned sardine-like nature of airplane seats in the economy class—and reduced leg space…
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Varicose veins exercises – “Do”s and “Don’t”s

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 April 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
varicose veins exercises

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Do you have varicose veins and are wondering if exercise can help? Are you unsure which forms of exercise could help and which to stay away from?

This article will briefly touch base on the “do”s and “don’t”s of exercise for varicose veins, but first, let’s revisit the basics of varicose veins for those of you who aren’t familiar with the condition…

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Varicose veins injections, what are the risks?

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 March 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
varicose veins injections

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Varicose veins…one of vanity’s great arch-nemeses. Both genetics and individual behaviour are important factors in the development varicose veins and other venous disorders.

Because women are twice as likely to be affected than men, many of you go great lengths to address this issue, so what are your options? This article will briefly explore “sclerotherapy” (surgically hardening of the veins’ lining) and provide some natural options…

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5 typical symptoms of a poor circulatory system

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Circulation
poor blood circulation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Often we refer to swollen feet and cold hands as “poor circulation”, but what exactly does this mean?

Is our heart not pumping blood properly? Are our lungs not absorbing enough oxygen? Is that oxygen not being carried to the organs and tissues that require it? Is the blood thicker and thus slower? Are only our arms and legs affected by “poor circulation”?
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