abdominal aortic aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm, also known as AAA or stomach aneurysm, is a condition in which the main artery supplying blood to the belly, pelvis, and legs becomes enlarged and bulges out. This weak spot in the artery wall is at risk of rupturing and causing severe bleeding. If you are concerned that you may…

It’s important to know that there are treatments for venous insufficiency including lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and avoiding sitting for long periods of time as well as surgery if necessary. In this blog post, we will be discussing what is the best treatment for venous insufficiency. What is Venous Insufficiency and How Does…

  What is Venous Insufficiency? Venous insufficiency is a circulatory disorder that occurs when the valves in the veins are not working properly. Also called venous reflux, this condition can lead to swelling of your legs and feet. If you or someone you love is suffering from venous insufficiency, it’s important to find the right…

    If you are looking for a new way to treat varicose veins, then Varithena may be the answer. In this blog post, we will discuss what Varithena does for varicose veins and the advantages of using this procedure over others.         What is Varithena and What Does it Do Varithena…

  Imagine a submarine holding a team of scientists and physicians reduced to the size of red blood cells and then injected into a patient’s body in order to perform life-saving brain surgery. This was the story told in the motion picture Fantastic Voyage in 1966. It offered first-time views of what areas of the…

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