Exercise and Varicose Veins

You’ve probably read about the various treatments that are available for varicose veins and spider veins. These treatments can by extremely invasive if your doctor winds up having to remove some (or all) of the affected veins.

On the other, gentler hand, there are steps (literally) that you can take to help yourself out in this situation. Let’s examine how low-impact exercise, along with a few other adjustments, can help you to take control of maintaining this important part of your circulatory health.


Walking is incredibly helpful in more ways than one. Not only will you increase your circulatory strength by walking, you’ll also see the happy by-product of weight loss as a result.

These two changes in your lifestyle, increased walking and decreased weight are profoundly important when fighting against varicose veins. The walking also goes a long way towards improving your muscle tone in the affected areas.

Varicose Veins of the Esophagus

Esophagus Muscle ArrangementThe more a person researches the subject of varicose veins, the more amazed they become by the seemingly infinite manifestations the condition can take on. You can read research reports about varicose veins and their effect on the vagina.

Or you can view extensive research that delves into the phenomenon of varicose veins in the eyelids, a most painful proposition. One of the most interesting, and potentially serious, forms of varicose veins takes place in the esophagus.

Osteoporosis and Vitamin D

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease of the skeletal system. The most common bone disease, it is characterized by low bone mass and loss of bone density. This causes the bones to become weak and highly susceptible to fracture. Most of these fractures occur in the hip, spine and wrist.

There are no early warning signs or symptoms. The disease often goes undiagnosed until one suffers a painful break or fracture.

Unfortunately there is no known cause or cure for this disease. Fortunately however several risk factors have been identified and osteoporosis can be prevented. In order to understand osteoporosis and how to prevent it, you need to understand bone function.

Bone Remodeling

Osteoporosis in Asia

Osteoporosis is often referred to as the silent disease or even the silent killer. The disease often develops over many years, with no symptoms or discomfort, and goes unnoticed until a fracture occurs. Osteoporosis often causes a loss of height and dowager’s hump due to fractures of the spine. Fractures of the spine, wrist and hip are most common.

Osteoporosis can be predicted to be a new burden to public health in Asia. Many would argue that it already is as the number of Asians affected has been steadily on the rise. Currently, the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures is lower there than in most western communities, however it is projected that by the first half of the century half of the hip fractures which occur worldwide will be in Asians as a result of an aging population, a decrease in physical activity and westernization of lifestyles.


Hip fractures are the most serious and debilitating fractures associated with osteoporosis and have the highest morbidity and mortality rate. No too mention that most hip fracture patients are no longer able to live independently.

Heredity and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is, in fact, a disease. It is characterized by a loss in bone density, mass and strength, which lead to bones becoming more fragile and vulnerable to fracture.

Unfortunately there are usually no symptoms of the disease. Doctors have not yet named a cause for the incidence of osteoporosis. There have however been several risk factors identified. Some of these factors are beyond our control.

Osteoporosis can affect anyone, men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Those who are most afflicted are postmenopausal Caucasian women.

Bone mass has been identified as the single most important factor in determining osteoporosis risk. Research has shown that up to seventy five percent of peak bone mass is determined by heredity. Peak bone mass is the maximum amount of bone mass that a person can reach in their lifetime. Gender and Race are also important determinants of bone mass.

Family History Important

Your Contraception Options

birth control pillsWhen choosing which method of contraception you use, you need to first identify the many choices that are available to you and determine which one is the safest, easiest to use and most reliable.

There are four methods of contraception that are the most popular to use. These include male sterilization which is also known as a vasectomy.

Then there is female sterilization, which can be a complete hysterectomy or a tying of the tubes known as tubal ligation. Less permanent solutions include using the pill or the contraceptive injection. Each of these methods is believed to be as near prefect as is possible. They are rated at almost one hundred percent efficiency.

98-90% Effectiveness

Intra Vas Device for Male Contraception

vas deferens musclesHow often has a man considered doing something about birth control only to flinch at the idea? So many men object to using condoms yet there are very few alternatives between the condom and a vasectomy.
Given the permanence of a vasectomy this leaves almost no options. Luckily researchers are getting closer to developing many alternatives for male contraception and women say it is about time.

IVD Alternative

One alternative that is having a lot of success in the trial stage is called the IVD or Intra Vas Device. With a vasectomy the vas tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles to the penis are cut.

This is a fairly permanent step to take, though sometimes it can be reversed should a man change his mind or, the more common reason, choose to start a family with a second wife.

Vein Stripping for Varicose Veins

Have you suffered from varicose veins for years? Did a pregnancy seem to bring varicose veins on, or did it make them worse? Is it more than three months after childbirth and your varicose veins have not improved?

You’ve probably been asking yourself so many questions your head is spinning! It’s time for some research to help find some answers. Vein stripping may, in certain cases, be your answer.

Not as Bad as it Sounds

It’s a kind of scary name, vein stripping. Although whole veins are removed from your leg, the more proper word for this procedure is vein ligation, which means tying off the vein that has been giving you such problems.

You, by the way, will be feeling none of this because you will be given general anesthesia, which will put you to sleep, or you will have an epidural block so that the lower part of your body is numb. Vein Stripping is an outpatient procedure in nearly all cases, which means you will most likely be released to go home that very day.

When to Avoid Vein Stripping