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Office Worker? This Is What You Should Know About Vein Health Oct 4th, 2022

Office work seems to be an unlikely source of health problems. But spending your days sitting or standing takes a toll on your leg veins. As a vein care specialist, Kishore Arcot, MD, at Memphis Vein Center can give you tips for preventing the problems associated with sitting and standing....

What Most Women Don’t Know About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Sep 1st, 2022

Have you ever heard of pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS)? Chances are you haven’t. And that means the first thing many women don’t know is that the condition exists. It’s important to be aware of PCS because it’s a common problem, and it causes one-third of all cases of chronic pelvic...

Leg Ulcers: A Lesser-Known Symptom of Heart Disease Aug 1st, 2022

A leg ulcer may not seem like it’s related to your heart, but the two are closely associated by vascular disease. They also share another connection: You should never wait to seek care for either condition because they can both lead to life-threatening complications. Whether you face one or both concerns, you...

The Link Between Pregnancy and DVT Jul 1st, 2022

Of all the concerns you may have about pregnancy, chances are you don’t worry about blood clots. Yet your risk of developing a blood clot is five times higher compared to when you’re not pregnant. And unfortunately, venous blood clots cause 9% of pregnancy-related deaths. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the most common venous...

Understanding the Risk Factors for Venous Disease Jun 1st, 2022

An estimated 40% of American adults have chronic venous insufficiency. That means you have a good chance of developing venous disease, yet you may not have symptoms alerting you to the problem.  The best way to protect your health is by learning the risk factors. If you discover you have a high...

5 Potential Reasons You Keep Experiencing Chest Pain May 1st, 2022

Chest pain doesn't always originate in your heart. But it's the top symptom of heart disease, the most common sign of a heart attack, and a red flag alerting you to other potentially serious problems.  For these reasons, you should never ignore chest pain, especially if it keeps returning. Board-certified...

Why Sleep Is Vital for Cardiovascular Health Apr 3rd, 2022

More than a third of adults sleep less than the seven hours they need to refresh their body and maintain optimal health.  Most adults are familiar with the loss of concentration, irritability, and fatigue they feel when they don’t get enough sleep. But most aren't aware that too little sleep...

5 Common Signs of Lymphedema Mar 7th, 2022

Lymphedema commonly occurs after cancer treatments. But the same type of swelling is also one of the first signs of vascular disease in your legs. No matter what causes lymphedema, it's important to seek help as soon as possible. Without prompt treatment, the swelling can lead to serious complications, including...

Can Pregnancy Cause Vein Disease? Feb 13th, 2022

Pregnant women are prepared to deal with morning sickness, fatigue, and heartburn. But few know that pregnancy increases their risk of vein disease. At the Memphis Vein Center, board-certified cardiologist Kishore Arcot, MD, specializes in preventing and treating vein disease, including the conditions that often begin during pregnancy. In this...

5 Telltale Signs of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Jan 18th, 2022

Women who struggle with chronic pelvic pain seldom seek the help of a vein specialist. Yet a vein condition called pelvic congestion syndrome accounts for a third of all cases of chronic pelvic pain. If you struggle with ongoing pelvic pain and your gynecologist has ruled out problems with your...

4 Ways to Get Rid of Bothersome Varicose Veins Dec 14th, 2021

Most people seek treatment for varicose veins when they want to improve their appearance or when the large, bulging veins cause leg pain, itchy legs, or leg swelling. But there's another reason to consider treatment: Varicose veins are early signs of an underlying vein disease that can lead to serious...

Early-Stage Heart Disease: Common Signs and Effective Treatments Nov 7th, 2021

Wouldn’t it be great if your body sent obvious warning signs alerting you to early-stage heart disease? Unfortunately, that’s not the way your body works. While there are warning signs, by the time you feel them, your cardiovascular disease has gone beyond the early stage. But there’s still hope. You...

Understanding the Different Causes of Leg Ulcers Oct 1st, 2021

Leg ulcers pose a serious threat to your health. These wounds don’t heal on their own. Even with treatment, they can last for nine months or longer. And they get progressively worse, putting you at risk for skin and bone infections. Vascular disease is the cause of leg ulcers, but...

Do I Have May-Thurner Syndrome? Sep 15th, 2021

May-Thurner syndrome is a blood vessel condition that most often affects young women. They may end up with a confusing combination of leg and pelvic pain and wonder if the two symptoms are connected. You can’t know for sure that you have May-Thurner syndrome until you see a vein specialist...

When Your Chest Pain Needs Medical Attention Aug 23rd, 2021

As a general principle, you should always have chest pain evaluated by our cardiac and vascular specialists at Memphis Vein Center. Cardiologist Kishore Arcot, MD, quickly runs diagnostic tests, identifies the source of your pain, and initiates the treatment you need. But chest pain isn’t always associated with a heart...

The Importance of Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis Jul 19th, 2021

Getting treatment for deep vein thrombosis is not negotiable. Even if you have mild symptoms, it’s essential to seek help because this condition can turn into a life-threatening crisis. How threatening? Complications from deep vein thrombosis cause 60,000 to 100,000 deaths every year in the United States. You can count...

5 Signs You May Have Deep Vein Thrombosis Jun 24th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that every year, one or two of every 1,000 people have deep vein (venous) thrombosis (DVT). And every year, 60,000 to 100,000 of them die from a DVT complication called pulmonary embolism.  At Memphis Vein Center, board-certified cardiologist Kishore Arcot, MD,...

The Differences between Varicose Veins and Spider Vein May 1st, 2021

Varicose veins and Spider veins combined affect about 80% of men and 85% of women in the United States, which means these vascular conditions are prevalent. While spider veins and varicose veins are often lumped together, there are critical differences between the two and many similarities. To help you better...

What Causes Swelling in Your Lower Legs? Apr 14th, 2021

Puffy ankles. Tight, itchy skin on your calves. Whether you wake up in the morning with these symptoms or you notice them after a long day standing on your feet, you know that swollen legs can be painful and uncomfortable. These are just a few of the most common symptoms...

Should I Be Worried About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? Mar 7th, 2021

Could varicose veins be the cause of your unexplained pelvic pain? The symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) mimic and overlap with other conditions, making it easy for PCS to go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.  If you’re dealing with pelvic pain, you need expert evaluation to reach the proper diagnosis. Rely...

How We Can Help You Get Rid of Your Varicose Veins Feb 9th, 2021

Although varicose veins are often associated with age, the condition can affect anyone at any point in life. About 35% of American men and women suffer from varicose veins.  Varicose veins are bumpy, enlarged, and bulging veins that typically appear on your calves and thighs. Though they create cosmetic flaws,...

The Many Causes of Chest Pain Jan 17th, 2021

Though you may develop chest pain from any number of causes, it’s not a symptom you should ignore, says the Cleveland Clinic. Your chest discomfort may be a sign that you’re having a life-threatening cardiac event. But, it may also be indigestion. Here at Memphis Vein Center, we specialize in...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Are You at Risk for Lymphedema? Dec 1st, 2020

If you know someone who suffers from lymphedema, you’ve seen how it can be a worrisome and uncomfortable experience – especially if the symptoms are severe. If you’re not familiar with lymphedema, it’s a condition that causes swelling in your arms, fingers, legs, and/or toes. The swelling is generally limited...

What Causes May-Thurner Syndrome? Nov 6th, 2020

If you develop a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), especially if it’s in your left leg, you could’ve had a condition called May-Thurner syndrome for months or years and not known it. In many patients with DVT, May-Thurner syndrome is revealed after the fact, explaining why they were at risk for...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Wound that Won't Heal Oct 12th, 2020

Minor cuts and scrapes are a regular part of life. You were likely young when you began to take your body’s amazing healing abilities for granted. That injury stopped bleeding, formed a scab, and eventually disappeared, leaving no sign that anything ever happened.  You may notice the process gets slower...

How to Tell if Your Chest Pain Might Be Serious Sep 1st, 2020

The American Heart Association reports that chest pain is one of the top 10 reasons for a trip to the emergency room. In fact, in one recent review of hospital visits, more than 7.5 million people sought emergency care for chest pains. While you never want to disregard pain in...

Varicose Veins: Aesthetic or Health Concern? Aug 12th, 2020

Varicose veins look like dark red or purple lines twisting across your skin. Varicose veins are most commonly found on your lower body and are often increasingly present as you age. Many people find their varicose veins unsightly and embarrassing, but not many know they could pose a health risk....

5 Things You Need to Know About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Jul 22nd, 2020

When you think about plaque buildup in your blood vessels (atherosclerosis), you may automatically think about the arteries in your heart. But those aren’t the only blood vessels at risk of the narrowing or blockage caused by the accumulation of plaque along the walls.  The blood vessels that supply blood...