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Macon Mom Gets Life Changing Varicose Vein Treatment

Morning sickness and fatigue are often what we think of when someone mentions early pregnancy symptoms. But for one homeschooling mom, her early pregnancy symptom was leg pain caused by varicose veins. “I knew when I was pregnant because my veins started to hurt. That was always my first sign of pregnancy.” Kitty’s leg problems began during her second pregnancy; by her seventh pregnancy, the pain in...

Leg Exercises and Self-Massage for Lymphedema Relief

While there is currently no cure for leg swelling caused by lymphedema, there are treatment options to help you find relief. These include compression therapy, lymphatic massage, intermittent compression sleeves and leg exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home. With guidance from your lymphedema therapist here at Vein Specialists of the South, you can complement your in-office therapeutic treatments...

Diabetes and Venous Disease: Is there a link?

There is no evidence that diabetes causes venous diseases like varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, there is a chain of events that make diabetes patients more susceptible to diseases affecting vein health; this includes varicose veins, spider veins, and even DVT (blood clots in the deep vein). Venous diseases are some of the most underdiagnosed and undertreated health conditions facing Americans....

Why do I have swollen legs?

Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from tender or swollen legs? If so, you understand how leg swelling can make it difficult for you to manage daily activities. Many factors can lead to swollen legs. Some of these include heart, kidney, or lymphatic problems. However, the most common cause of leg swelling is venous disease, especially if you are a woman...

Leg Cramps During Pregnancy: Is it Venous Disease?

Your pregnancy comes with a bundle of joy and some aches and pains. Fortunately, most discomfort during pregnancy is normal, albeit irritating. Pregnancy leg cramps are one of those symptoms. However, in some cases, leg cramps during pregnancy can be a sign of something more serious. What causes leg cramps during pregnancy? Can they be treated? When should you be worried? Let’s talk about the connection...

Top Causes and Remedies for Leg Cramps

Do you suffer from leg cramps? This painful condition can clear up after a few seconds or may persist and recur, making it hard to stand, walk or even sleep comfortably. If leg cramps are disrupting your day-to-day life, it’s time to identify the cause(s) and get relief with the help of our vein specialists in Downtown Macon and Warner Robins, GA.