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5 Lifestyle Tips for Managing Hemorrhoids Jun 22nd, 2020

It’s not always easy to talk about hemorrhoids, but the reality is that they’re a very common condition. According to the experts at Mayo Clinic, 1 out of every 20 individuals has dealt with hemorrhoids, and as many as 50% of adults over the age of 50 have at least...

ADHD and Restless Leg Syndrome May 26th, 2020

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can cause you to feel anxious and uncomfortable, and even prevent you from getting sleep. While there is no known cause of RLS, recent studies have found connections between this condition and attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, or ADHD.  Vein Institute has locations in Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, Avon,...

Hand Veins and Aging Apr 24th, 2020

Visible hand veins are a common, natural part of aging. However, that doesn't mean you have to make peace with them. We show off our hands every day, and it's easy to feel embarrassed if you have bulging or unsightly veins. If you're unhappy with how your hands look, you...

5 Things that Put You at Greater Risk of Developing Varicose Veins Mar 17th, 2020

Varicose veins are more than just unsightly, they can be painful and problematic as well. They can cause throbbing, itching, and clotting, among other things, though they’re rarely life-threatening. While there's no certain way to prevent varicose veins from developing, there are ways to lower your chances.    The Vein...

Hemorrhoids: They're More Common than You Think Feb 1st, 2020

Hemorrhoids are more common than you think, and nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, 1 in 20 Americans struggle with hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, and 50% of people over the age of 50 have them. Looking past the stigma and bringing up hemorrhoids with your doctor...

Is Restless Leg Syndrome Keeping You up at Night? We Can Help! Jan 8th, 2020

Are your legs keeping you up at night? You lie down and try to sleep, but your legs seem to have a life of their own. Sometimes it’s a pins-and-needles feeling, and sometimes your legs itch. In addition, your brain seems to signal your legs that it’s always time to...

You Don’t Have to Live With Unsightly Hand and Leg Veins Dec 27th, 2019

Bulging veins on your hands or ropey, blue and purple varicose veins on your legs are unattractive and can make you look older than you are. Fortunately, here at the Vein Institute of Connecticut, in Fairfield and Newtown, Connecticut, we offer expert vein treatments, so you don’t have to live...

Exercise without the Gym Nov 19th, 2019

The Chair Squat If you work at a desk for your job, you probably spend a lot of your time sitting down in a chair. This exercise is perfect for getting away with exercising without having to commit to going to the gym or buying expensive equipment. We’re pretty sure...

What Are Varicose Veins? Nov 19th, 2019

“These swollen, enlarged, rope-like veins can be seen under the skin and can appear anywhere on your body. However, they mainly affect your legs, feet or thighs.” – source.  Let’s take a closer look at just what exactly varicose veins are. What Are Varicose Veins? Many people are always asking what...

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Varicose Veins Nov 19th, 2019

1) By age 60, 70% of all women and 40% of men in America will suffer from bulging, painful legs, which can be symptoms of varicose veins and more specifically, vein disease. 2) Other symptoms include restless leg syndrome, leg or ankle swelling, cramping, burning skin, or bleeding ulcers on...

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Liposclerosis: One more reason to treat varicose veins Nov 19th, 2019

Unfortunately, varicose veins are sometimes not the worst problems you can experience with your legs. A disease called inflammatory liposclerosis can affect people who have varicose veins, causing discoloration of the lower leg, hardening of the skin and pain. The cause of liposclerosis is unknown, but doctors have noted that...

Myth No. 6: Running causes varicose veins Nov 19th, 2019

When you think about what running does to your legs – constant pounding; continuous motion up to and sometimes through exhaustion; exposure to heat, cold and precipitation – you might conclude that the activity might be a cause of varicose veins. But scientists and doctors seem to agree that running is...

Conservative treatments for varicose veins Nov 19th, 2019

If you are like most people, you don’t think too much about the calf muscle in your lower leg. In addition to connecting the ankle bone to the knee bone, the calf muscle assists the pumping of blood from your feet up to your heart and lungs. Consisting of seven...