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Why You Should Be Screened For Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Especially If You’re Over 60
Each year, approximately 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Typically, most of these abdominal aortic aneurysms don’t cause any obvious symptoms until they rupture. However, once abdominal aortic aneurysms rupture, the estimated death rate is over 50% for those who suffer a rupture before arriving at a hospital.
How Treatments For Varicose Veins Have Come Lightyears From Your Grandmother’s Day
According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 40% of adults have varicose veins to some degree. Varicose veins are swollen or distended veins that most often appear on the legs and feet. They occur when one-way valves in the veins become too weak to keep blood circulating upwards to the heart. As blood pools in the veins over time, many people notice that certain veins under on their legs or feet look enlarged, twisted, and blueish.