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Does Crossing Your Legs Cause Varicose Veins?

Standing or sitting for long periods of time, especially if you bend your legs or cross them, may raise your risk of getting varicose veins. But it doesn’t necessarily cause varicose veins or spider veins. According to medical experts, crossing your legs is only bad if you sit in one place for a very, very long […]

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Is Restless Leg Syndrome Related to Varicose Veins?

Did you know that restless leg syndrome, burning or itching legs, or a “heavy” feeling in your legs can all be symptoms of vein disease — and varicose veins? Did you know that Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) may affect up to 10% of the U.S. population? Although both sexes can be afflicted by RLS, it’s […]

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At SIVC, March Is Deep-Vein Thrombosis Month

Every year, March is national Deep-Vein Thrombosis Month. Your experienced vein specialists at Southern Illinois Vein Center want you to know about this commonly occurring condition and its potentially fatal complication — pulmonary embolism. A few facts from the American Heart Association: Up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, more commonly known […]

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Southern Illinois Vein Center: Testimonials About Varicose Veins

Did you know that Southern Illinois Vein Center is the only practice in the area to focus exclusively in the treatment of lower extremity vein disease? Did you know that Dr. James Robelen has performed thousands of minimally invasive Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation Closure Procedures for Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) — varicose veins? Did you know […]

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