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Varicose veins are also common in men

Many people think varicose veins is a condition only women suffer from. But in reality, about 45% of men over age 50 have some form of venous insufficiency, virtually equal to the percentage of women affected. Here at the Center for Advanced Vein Care, about 35-40% of our patients are men. That figure is slightly lower than the percentage of...

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Yes, your leg pain has a cause

When we experience leg pain or fatigue, the go-to response is often to blame the problem on our advancing age or having just finished a long shift at work. But age and activity don’t necessarily correlate with these symptoms. There are many people of all ages who are highly active yet have no such issues. There is always an underlying cause,...

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“Why are you wearing long pants?”

Spring is here and the cold gloom of winter is in the past. That means more of us will be hitting the trails in Northeast Ohio’s fabulous parks, walking beaches on vacation, and strolling the midways at popular amusement parks. This is great news because walking is the single best way to take care of your legs and improve your overall...

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March is DVT Awareness Month

March is Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this common medical condition and its potentially fatal complication known as a pulmonary embolism. Up to two million Americans are affected annually by DVT, which occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, often in the lower leg or...

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Best time for treatment? Yesterday

When it comes to varicose vein treatments, most insurance companies have a six-week compression requirement. That means you must wear compression socks for six weeks before your insurance company will cover the cost of your treatment. Although compression is very helpful in reducing symptoms (we should all consider wearing it regularly), many...

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