You can’t browse social media or the web looking for health advice without reading an article raving about a new detox treatment. Whether it’s juice cleanses, detox tea, or herbal supplements, they all promise to purge your body of “toxins” to reduce inflammation, strengthen your immune system, cure chronic illnesses, and protect you from contagious viruses. But do they work, or is it all just snake oil designed to lighten your wallet?
Have you noticed a few blue, purple or red veins while you were washing your face, or maybe a friend pointed them out to you? No matter what caused you or your friend to notice spider veins on your nose, your response after seeing them was likely one of frustration, shock or even embarrassment.
If you’ve noticed unsightly spider or varicose veins on your legs or spider veins on your face you are not alone. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 50-55% of women and 40-45% of men experience problems with veins, including varicose veins and spider veins.
Heaviness, aching, swelling, throbbing, burning and stinging pain, leg cramps and restless legs: does it seem like you have sore legs for no reason? If you have these frustrating symptoms, you know how your legs can affect your quality of life.
If you have ever experienced a fainting spell or witnessed one within a senior friend or family member, you understand how scary it can be and the dangers involved. You might have feelings of panic or helplessness as you wonder about the underlying issues causing these fainting spells.