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What Causes Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? Nov 9th, 2021

Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a relatively common cause of chronic pelvic pain in women of child-bearing age, yet it often goes undiagnosed. That’s partly because until recently, pelvic congestion syndrome wasn’t well-understood. Today, doctors know pelvic congestion syndrome typically is caused by venous insufficiency in the pelvic area. Still,...

What Are the Risk Factors for Pulmonary Edema? Oct 12th, 2021

More than a million Americans are diagnosed with pulmonary edema each year, yet many people don’t know what the condition is or whether they’re at risk for it. At Middle Georgia Vascular Surgery Center in Warner Robins, Georgia, Dr. Allison Burkett provides state-of-the-art, patient-centered treatment aimed at preventing serious consequences....

Recognizing the Signs of Edema Sep 14th, 2021

Edema is the medical term for swelling that happens when fluid gets trapped in your tissues, in the space around your blood vessels and cells (known as the interstitial space). While edema can happen in pretty much any part of your body, its symptoms tend to be most noticeable in...

What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency? Aug 20th, 2021

Experts estimate that as many as 40% of American women and up to 20% of men suffer from some degree of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). The problem is, a lot of people don’t know they have it, which means they’re not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy. At...

Are Spider Veins a Health Risk? Jul 27th, 2021

Spider veins appear as small red, purple, or blue veins that develop just beneath the surface of your skin. They get their name from the way they resemble the shape and pattern of a spiderweb. Spider veins are often confused with varicose veins, but there are differences. Varicose veins develop...