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Nutrition for Healthy Veins

2 weeks ago

Nutrition for Healthy Veins   It seems to be part of human nature that most people don’t think about their health until a problem develops. However, when people become interested in learning how to live a healthy lifestyle, or want to prevent their symptoms from worsening, they can feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of conflicting information available. There are a few well-established guidelines like exercising, eating fruits and vegetables, and drinking enough water, but they seem so simple – could they really be effective? Read on to learn more about nutrition for healthy veins.   The body’s systems work together, and this interdependency means that caring for one system can promote our health overall. One often overlooked but important system is the network of veins that move oxygen-rich blood throughout our bodies. Making healthy decisions for our veins is important, and fortunately there are simple habits that will benefit

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Pelvic Venous Congestion as a Cause of Pelvic Pain

1 month ago

Pelvic Venous Congestion as a Cause of Pelvic Pain Most of the patients who come to Artemis Colorado – Vein and Cosmetic Center are seeking treatment for venous insufficiency, a condition related to several disorders of the venous system. Venous insufficiency typically causes symptoms in the legs such as swelling, aching, feelings of heaviness, tiredness or pain. Visible symptoms include spider and varicose veins. However, venous insufficiency isn’t confined to the legs, and may be the culprit behind similar problems in other areas of the body. Consider this hypothetical patient: Catherine is a 37-year-old mother of three. She suffers from frequent pain and tiredness in her legs, and has visible varicose veins in her calves. These symptoms began after her first pregnancy and gradually worsened after her second and third pregnancies. After delivering her third child, she noticed swollen and painful veins in her groin, and feels a chronic ache

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What Do Those Spider Veins Mean?

2 months ago

What Do Those Spider Veins Mean?   If you’ve noticed a network of tiny red and blue veins on the surface of your legs, then you probably have spider veins, a very common ailment experienced by both women and men. As summer draws a little nearer and people start getting excited about outdoor fun and warm-weather clothing, you may feel some hesitation about wearing shorts if you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of the spider veins in your legs. Fortunately, a treatment called sclerotherapy is available that can eliminate spider veins and restore your confidence.   Often spider veins are purely cosmetic, but sometimes they are the result of venous insufficiency–a more serious problem that should be addressed first. Spider veins, especially when accompanied by pain, aching or swelling, may indicate that a vein deeper in the leg has damaged valves. When blood cannot move properly through these deeper channels, the

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Start Looking Forward to Summer Now!

3 months ago

Start Looking Forward to Summer Now!   One of the benefits of living in Colorado is that there are so many reasons to enjoy winter. From skiing and boarding to snowshoeing across beautiful snowy landscapes, there’s something truly special about this season. Eventually, though, people start dreaming of warm summer days and the chance to exchange bulky winter clothing for shorts and swimsuits. If in past years you have missed out on summer fun with friends and family due to painful legs, or because you’ve been self-conscious about exposing your spider or varicose veins, then now is the perfect time to do something about it. This is important not just for your appearance, but for your long-term health. If the thought of showing your legs makes you feel uncomfortable, you’re not alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic, venous disease affects nearly 40 percent of the adult population in the United

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Plan to Have Healthier Veins in 2018

4 months ago

Plan to Have Healthier Veins in 2018 After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we have a chance to think about doing things differently in the new year. We’re used to hearing about how tough it can be to stick to New Year’s resolutions, but according to research by Dr. John Norcross, a psychology professor at the University of Scranton, around 46% of people who have made resolutions are still on track after six months. The key to success is having achievable goals and making a plan. Some of the top resolutions are to lose weight, eat better, and exercise more. These are all worthy goals, but often there are underlying issues preventing us from following through. Are you experiencing chronic discomfort anywhere in your body? What about in your legs? If you are experiencing swelling, pain, or fatigue in your legs, you may not feel much like exercising.

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Compression Stocking Q & A with Lisa Alexander

6 months ago

At Artemis we take pride in our minimally-invasive approach to treating venous disease. Prior to receiving any vein treatment, each patient is asked to wear compression stockings for three months. Many people have an antiquated notion of what compression stockings are, and they may not understand the role they play in vein treatment. That’s why we’ve asked Lisa Alexander, our certified medical assistant, to answer common questions about compression stockings.   What is the most important function of compression stockings? Compression stockings help alleviate symptoms of venous disease such as fatigue, swelling, and pain. The stockings improve circulation by adding additional support to the veins and making it easier for them to return blood to the heart. This prevents blood pooling in the legs and weakening the veins over time.   Can compression stockings help prevent venous disease? If a person is already in the early stages of venous disease,

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A Brief History of Vein Therapy

7 months ago

A Brief History of Vein Therapy   Have you been considering treatment for your varicose or spider veins, but feel nervous about the procedure? It may ease your mind to know that varicose vein treatment is one of the most common elective procedures today. Over a million people each year undergo vein treatment to get relief from tired, achy or swollen legs. Venous disease has been studied for millennia – it is not a modern development. Below we briefly explore the fascinating history of venous disease treatment, concluding with a look at the state-of-the-art technology utilized by Artemis Colorado – Vein & Cosmetic Center. It is important to understand how far vein treatment has advanced so that one doesn’t avoid it out of fear or misinformation. Varicose veins have difficulty returning blood to the heart because they have lost some of their structural integrity. Over time, these veins begin to

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Get Moving for Healthy Veins

8 months ago

When the weather starts turning colder, we usually start spending more time indoors. If this is true for you, make sure to maintain your fitness regimen. Becoming sedentary for months at a time can really take a toll on your veins. While it might make sense to take your regular exercise routine inside, don’t forget to take advantage of opportunities to fit in a little more movement despite the chill in the air. The American Heart Association recommends that people walk 10,000 steps per day. That seems like a lot, but those steps don’t have to be taken all at once. Sneak in extra steps throughout your day by parking farther away from stores, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going on short walks during breaks or during your lunch hour, or walking an extra lap around the grocery store after you finish getting your items. More opportunities will

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Treat Symptoms for Optimal Health

9 months ago

Treat Symptoms for Optimal Health Symptoms warn us that something in the body needs attention. Artemis Colorado shares the following stories to encourage you to listen to your symptoms and seek treatment early. After having her second child, Joan suffered from varicose veins in her legs that caused aching and swelling. She also noticed the formation of tiny blue and red “spider veins” that she considered unattractive. Because she thought the procedures to treat these issues would be painful, costly, and require a lengthy recovery, she avoided treatment. Coincidentally, Joan’s sister had her own veins treated and recommended the procedure to Joan, who finally called Artemis. After her vein treatment, Joan was back to chasing her kids around in no time. She is very happy with the look of her legs, as well as the dramatic improvement in her symptoms. Her insurance covered the cost of the procedures. Robert is

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Welcome Lisa Alexander!

10 months ago

We are excited to announce an addition to our team! Meet Certified Medical Assistant Lisa Alexander, our newest addition to the Artemis Colorado – Vein & Cosmetic Center team. Her friendly voice will greet you when you call us at 303-955-8314. Read more about her on our team page.