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Home remedies for varicose veins

Home remedies for varicose veins

Varicose veins occur when a person’s veins become swollen and enlarged. In some people, they can cause pain and discomfort. A range of home treatments may help to reduce the appearance and pain of varicose veins. Around 20 percent of adults will experience varicose veins at some point. There are several medical treatments for this […]

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Do compression stockings help to treat varicose veins?

Do compression stockings help to treat varicose veins?

A varicose vein is a highly visible vein located just beneath the surface of the skin. Compression stockings may help to reduce the appearance and painful symptoms associated with varicose veins in some people. Varicose veins occur when blood collects behind the small valves in a person’s veins instead of flowing smoothly back to the […]

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What is dependent edema?

What is dependent edema?

Edema is the term used to describe the swelling that results from excess fluid that is trapped in the tissues of the body. Dependent edema is caused by the effects of gravity and occurs when fluid pools in the lower parts of the body, including the feet, legs, or hands. This article discusses the causes […]

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Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant

Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant

Genome-wide association studies have implicated a common genetic variant in chromosome 6p24 in coronary artery disease, as well as four other vascular diseases: migraine headache, cervical artery dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia, and hypertension. However, it has not been clear how this polymorphism affects the risk for so many diseases. In the journal Cell, researchers show how […]