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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Blood pressure and circulation problems

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 April 2017, Circulation, Menopause, Women's Health

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. Today, I’m going to talk about blood pressure, a topic that is particularly relevant here, given that more than 50% of women over 50 will have blood pressure problems at some point.

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer, and for a good reason: some people who have it have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever, at least not until the day they have a heart attack or stroke.

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Phlebitis or varicose veins? What’s the difference?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 13 April 2017, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
phlebitis

As we age, some things are inevitable. Things get a little slower, a little looser, and little more challenging.

And one particular area that may take a toll as we age is our cardiovascular system…

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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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