September 2010 Newsletter

VenaCure EVLT Patient Newsletter

Varicose Vein Prevention Techniques

There are no known methods of preventing varicose veins, but anyone at risk of developing varicose veins can take several sensible and conservative self-care steps to slow the progression of symptoms:

  • Exercise for better blood circulation in your legs.
  • Keep your weight in check.
  • Elevate your legs above heart level several times daily to improve the blood circulation.
  • Avoid long uninterrupted periods of standing or sitting.
  • Wear compression stockings.

Visit the VenaCure EVLT website for more details regarding prevention techniques.

The Kids are Back to School, It's Time to Focus on Your Health

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National PAD Screening Month

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is said to affect an estimated 8 to 10 million people in the United States. PAD refers to artery disease anywhere outside of your heart, including the most common area, arteries that supply blood to your legs. It reduces blood flow to the legs and may cause pain or damage to tissues. PAD affects blood vessels throughout your body, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Without proper treatment, your symptoms may become severe. With proper treatment and lifestyle changes, symptoms can be relieved. The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation has named September as the PAD Screening Month through its Legs For Life program.