High Heels and Varicose Veins

‘Tis the season of parties and occasions to dress up. Your favorite cocktail dress goes great with a nice pair of pumps, but there’s a rumor that high heels cause varicose veins. Is it true?

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December Events

The holidays are alive in Lee’s Summit! Check out all the events around town that will help you get into the spirit.

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What are Veins?

Veins are the blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood from parts of our body back to the heart. Since your heart is essential to your body functioning, it would seem veins are of equal importance. Let’s dive into what veins are, what they do and how they function.

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November Events

November is an exciting month – Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and the beginning of the holiday season! See all the ways our community gets into the spirit!

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The Benefits of Compression Stockings

Compression socks, or stockings, are a stretchy type of elastic hosiery that are snug fitting to gently squeeze your leg. The compression helps improve your blood flow which can lessen pain, keep your legs from getting tired and achy, ease swelling in feet and ankles, and can help prevent and treat vein diseases such as varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis.

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October Events

Don’t be scared – Lee’s Summit has there are plenty of tricks and treats in the area this month! Explore all our community has to offer this October.

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Varicose Veins: The Symptoms and Warning Signs

Varicose veins are larger-than-normal, gnarled veins most often in the legs, caused by a pooling of blood from valves within the veins not closing all the way. This can happen with any superficial vein but is most commonly found in the legs since standing and walking increases the pressure on your veins. Although for many people varicose veins are simply displeasing to look at, for others they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Varicose veins could even lead to some serious health problems. Here are the symptoms and signs of Varicose veins.

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Lee’s Summit Events: September 2019

Fall is in the air! Lee’s Summit has plenty of exciting ways to enjoy autumn days– explore all our community has to offer this September! [Read more…]

Coping with Varicose Veins as an Athlete

Athletes keep themselves in top physical condition. However, even they have to cope with the same risk of injury as the rest of us. Varicose veins can strike at any time, even when an athlete least expects it. In addition to causing a lot of pain and discomfort, varicose veins can also slow down athletic performance and make it hard to keep up a training schedule or certain activity.

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Lee’s Summit Events: August 2019

We’re coming up on fall but there’s still plenty to do in the last sunny days of summer. If you’re looking for fun for the whole family or a cute idea for date night, Lee’s Summit has it all – explore all our community has to offer this August!
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