Tips for Running During a Pregnancy

Tips for Running During a Pregnancy

Many pregnant women may worry about whether or not it is safe to run during a pregnancy. The good news is, as long as you were a runner prior to pregnancy and you get the all-clear from your doctor, then running is not only considered safe, but also encouraged as a way to keep you and the baby healthy.

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Dietary Tips for Healthy Veins: How to Combat Varicose Veins With Nutrition

Dietary Tips for Healthy Veins: How to Combat Varicose Veins With Nutrition

Varicose veins are a common condition in the United States, affecting approximately 50 percent of people age 50 and older, particularly women, reports Healthline. 

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Compression Socks: a Boon for Athletes

Compression Socks: a Boon for Athletes

When a person exercises, lactic acid forms in the muscles. If allowed to remain, the waste product can cause discomfort and tiredness. Compression socks combat this double whammy because of graduated compression: the legwear has a tighter fit around the feet and ankles and gradually loosens through the calf area.

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How To Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) During Long-Haul Flights

How To Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) During Long-Haul Flights

While Deep Vein Thrombosis is sometimes asymptomatic, there are often visible warning signs. The most common symptom is painful swelling in the leg, often within the calf area.

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3 Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins from Worsening

3 Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins from Worsening

According to the National Health Institute, there isn't enough evidence suggesting that people can completely prevent new varicose veins from developing. However, if you have existing varicose veins, there are effective measures you can take to manage the condition and avoid exacerbating the problem. Listed below are three preventive steps recommended by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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Lymphedema Compression Sleeves

Lymphedema can occur months or even years after cancer surgery and the removal of lymph nodes. It is a chronic condition with no cure as of yet. If left untreated, lymphedema can get worse.

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Compression Stockings: A Guide

Compression stockings are especially made, snug-fitting, stretchy socks that are meant to gently squeeze your leg as you wear them. You can buy them over the counter, but if you are prescribed through a doctor, your insurance may cover the cost.

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