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The “pins and needles” effect

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
“pins and needles”

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

If you’ve ever had a foot or an arm “fall asleep”, then you’re familiar with the “pins and needles” sensation that ensues soon after you start moving your limb.  People of all ages can experience pins and needles, although it becomes more common with age.

This article explores the “pins and needles” effect and what can be done about it!

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Simple tips to prevent swollen feet

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 June 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
swollen-feet

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Your feet and ankles can swell when fluid from blood vessels accumulate down there. Causes range from benign to serious and include being overweight, standing for long periods of time (e.g. lengthy car or airplane rides), hormonal changes.

This article will explore some of the underlying causes of edema, inform you on the serious ones, and provide you with a few tips to keep in mind.

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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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