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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....

Vulvar Varicose Veins (Vulvar Varicosities) and Pelvic Congestion Disorder: What you need to know

When thinking about varicose veins, we most often picture bulging veins on the legs. However, varicose veins can occur elsewhere on the body, including the female genitalia. Vulvar varicosities, or vulvar varicose veins, can be a concern both during and after pregnancy. Estimates are that 20% of women with varicose veins of the legs have underlying pelvic varicose veins. Don’t worry. Vulvar varicosities are treatable....

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.

How to Treat Lymphedema

If you live with recurring leg swelling, you may have a condition known as lymphedema. Many people suffer for years without realizing that there are non-invasive lymphedema treatment options available to improve your condition and help control recurrent leg swelling flares. Learn about your options for professional lymphedema treatment in Central Georgia at Vein Specialists of the South, located in Downtown Macon and Warner Robins.