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Do you wake up with tired legs in the morning?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 June 2017, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
tired legs

Most of us expect to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and well-rested – but for many this isn’t the case. We often wake up feeling irritable, groggy or unwell. Find out in this article why you might be waking up with tired, heavy legs…

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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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4 top vitamins to banish varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 March 2017, Healthy Eating, Healthy legs - varicose veins
veins

What nutrients do you need to banish varicose veins? Varicose veins can be a distressing occurrence; however they are preventable, with your diet sometimes playing a key role.

But what types of food can help to prevent varicose veins? In this article, we explore the top 4 nutrients that can help to prevent and banish varicose veins.

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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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