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What Is Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)?

An enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, can have a major impact on your daily life. Symptoms of that health condition include incontinence, uncomfortable urination, blood in your urine, and a weaker urine stream. A prostate artery embolization is an effective way to address this condition and alleviate some of the symptoms that you experience. […]

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Risk Factors for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Many people who experience pain and cramping in their legs think of it as a natural part of aging. However, it could be caused by peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This condition is a result of fatty deposits in the arteries, causing the blood vessels to narrow or become blocked altogether. People who have PAD are at

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What Is Sclerotherapy and What Does the Process Involve?

If you have large varicose veins or thin superficial spider veins, you may want to consider having sclerotherapy. During this minimally invasive procedure, your Vascular Institute of Virginia doctor can use a solution to eliminate unsightly veins. Your doctor performs this procedure in the office, and it only takes about an hour. Sclerotherapy Treats Varicose and Spider

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Peripheral Vascular Disease: What You Should Know

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive disorder of the blood circulatory system in the human body. PDV usually results from plaque or fatty deposits building up inside the lining of blood vessels, which causes the blood vessels to narrow. Here is what you should know about this disease that affects more than 8.5 million

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What Are the Causes of Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition where the arteries become narrowed, usually due to a buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in a process known as atherosclerosis. As the plaques continue to grow, decreasing blood flow in the arms and, most often, the legs. Those with PAD may experience cramping in the legs and hips during

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What to Do After Being Diagnosed With Chronic Venous Insufficiency

When you’re first diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency, you may feel overwhelmed or at a loss for what to do next. Even when the doctor prescribes medication and treatments, you can leave the office feeling disillusioned. What is life going to look like now? There is hope; CVI is a highly common and treatable condition. With

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The Number One Vascular Condition Women Face

Vascular conditions in women are mostly diagnosed after age 45. The most common is hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. This condition causes plaque to form along the walls of the arteries, which can negatively affect blood flow. Early diagnosis and ongoing treatment are key to managing symptoms and lowering other health risks. What Causes Hardening

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The Truth about Varicose Veins: Debunking Common Myths

Varicose veins are a common medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite their prevalence, there are numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding varicose veins. Let’s dive into some common myths and if there’s any truth around them. Myth 1: Only Older People Get Varicose Veins One of the most persistent myths about varicose veins is

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