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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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Skin brushing for better circulation?

by Sonia Chartier, on 8 February 2016, Body Care, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
skin brushing

We are so good at taking care of the skin on our face through our exfoliation, cleansing and moisturising routine, that we often neglect taking care of the skin on our body.

Did you know that the skin is an organ of elimination, and just like our kidneys and liver it releases more than a pound of waste products every day, so it is important to take care of it and give it a little extra helping hand.

This is where daily body brushing comes into play as this can aid the lymphatic system and give the body that extra boost…

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13 causes of varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 July 2015, Healthy legs - varicose veins
varicose-veins

Do not make the mistake of writing off varicose veins as an appearance flaw, because their unsightliness is just one aspect of this condition; it can be an extremely bothersome and painful ailment.

If these veins bulge significantly, even a minor injury could result in excessive bleeding.

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Venous circulation and varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 April 2015, Healthy legs - varicose veins
leg massage

 Josée Fortin, Naturopath and Biochemist – Special collaboration

Summer is on the way, and many of us want to show our smooth, varicose vein-free legs. Varicose veins are formed by enlarged blood vessels in the legs, right under the skin’s surface. They are the result of damage to the venous valves, whose function is to prevent excessive accumulation of blood in a specific region. When they malfunction, venous pressure increases, which leads to a transfer of liquid into the surrounding tissues, swelling, heaviness, fatigue and leg pain.

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Leg cramps: Where do they come from?

by Sonia Chartier, on 9 June 2014, Healthy legs - varicose veins, Healthy Living
leg cramps

At night, leg cramps set in almost imperceptibly until you are suddenly overcome with pain and awakened from your precious slumber.

Leg cramps can occur for several reasons:

  • Varicose veins
  • Magnesium deficiency, which causes poor calcium absorption
  • Sudden decrease or increase in physical activity
  • Dehydration

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