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Varicose Veins in Your 20s: Causes, Symptoms & Natural Remedies

While varicose and spider veins are more likely to develop after the age of 50, especially in women, plenty of young people find themselves developing varicose veins as early as their 20s. Thankfully, there are many lifestyle changes young people can make at home to either prevent or treat the appearance of varicose and spider veins. Read on to discover symptoms and causes as well as natural and medical varicose vein treatments. What Are Varicose and Spider Veins? The Office of Women’s Health defines varicose veins as “twisted veins that can be blue, red or skin-colored. The larger veins may appear ropelike and make the skin bulge out.” Varicose veins usually appear on the thighs, the backs and fronts of...

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The Lounge Doctor Leg Rest just got better!

The Lounge Doctor Leg Rest is new & Improved! Watch to learn more about the stain repellant features!
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Fact or Fiction? Five Common Leg Elevation Myths Debunked

There’s a lot of information out there concerning leg elevation — but not all of it is strictly true. It can be tough to separate fact from fiction when it comes to any health matter, so we’ve laid out five common claims about leg elevation and whether they’re true or false. You should elevate your legs after a run to remove lactic acid. FALSE. Many workout fanatics swear by elevating their legs after a long run or hard weightlifting session, claiming that it helps drain the lactic acids from their legs and prevents it from building up and leading to more soreness. Your body does produce lactic acid whenever you engage in strenuous exercise, but it quickly turns into lactate. This...

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Three Ways a Leg Elevation Pillow Can Help Ease the Symptoms of DVT

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can cause pain, swelling, redness and discoloration of the legs. While this condition can be life-threatening, many patients who discover the condition early are diagnosed as low-risk and can easily manage their symptoms. If you’re at risk for DVT, a leg elevation pillow can significantly ease your symptoms and even prevent blood clots from forming in the first place. Read on to learn about the dangers of DVT and how elevating legs can help treat this condition. What is DVT? Deep vein thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot deep in the veins of the lower legs. Often underdiagnosed, DVT can affect anyone and can cause disability, illness or even death. Blood clotting is an...

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How Improving Venous Circulation Can Benefit Your Overall Health

Venous circulation plays an essential role in our circulatory system, as well as our overall health. Our veins are designed to circulate deoxygenated blood back to the heart from different parts of our bodies to keep our circulatory system functioning properly. When our veins can’t return deoxygenated blood to the heart from our extremities, our circulation is impaired. This can lead to painful swelling of the legs, varicose veins, achy legs and other symptoms of venous disease. Whether you have a family history of venous disease or not, improving venous circulation can significantly boost your quality of life and prevent existing symptoms from worsening. Here, we’ll explain the health benefits of improving venous circulation and outline some steps to take...

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