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My Vein Specialist Found a DVT Blood Clot in My Leg

When Tony came to see us, he was concerned about his varicose veins, leg swelling, pain, and discomfort. During his evaluation, we also discovered Deep Vein Thrombosis — a DVT blood clot — in one of his legs. If Tony had waited much longer, the clot may have come loose and traveled to his lungs, causing a potentially life threatening Pulmonary Embolism (PE).

Kristen Said Goodbye to Sore Legs

Even though Kristen is dedicated to an intense fitness routine, her day job negatively affected her leg health. While her sore legs didn’t slow her down, the discomfort and pain brought her to Vein Specialists of the South for help. What was the cause of Kristen’s sore legs? Venous disease, like varicose veins, caused unexplained leg pain and discomfort. So Kristen scheduled a consultation with...

How are blood clots in lungs connected to leg health?

Blood clotting is a necessary function in the human body as it prevents excessive bleeding following an injury. However, blood clotting can also be deadly, as some clots form inside of the body, restricting blood flow and oxygen to vital organs. When clots prevent normal blood flow and oxygen to the brain, there is a stroke. When clots develop in the coronary arteries, a deadly...

Teachers Guide to Healthy Circulation & Leg Health

Are you a teacher who stands for much of your day? Do you experience leg swelling, discomfort, and pain?  Don't let uncomfortable leg symptoms and unhealthy veins get in the way of your passion. Here’s our teachers guide to healthy circulation and leg health. Standing for long periods increases your risk of venous diseases. The signs and symptoms include: tired, achy legs, heavy legs, painful bulging...

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...