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Beauty Myths: Crossing Your Legs Causes Varicose Veins

By VESA-LA | November 24, 2021 |

Many women have been told that sitting cross-legged will cause varicose veins.  The theory behind this myth is that sitting in this position compresses certain arteries in the legs and calves causing undue pressure on the veins.  While it’s true that vein pressure plays a role in causing varicose veins, it’s not likely to be caused by the way you sit. What are Varicose Veins?…

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Your Cardiovascular Health

By VESA-LA | November 19, 2021

If you or a loved one has diabetes, you’ve likely heard how important it is to actively manage blood sugar levels. But it’s also crucial to understand the harm to the other…

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Is a Standing Desk Good for Your Health?

By VESA-LA | November 2, 2021

Standing desks have become a trend in the last few years. You may have heard reports from a few years ago that they were outselling standard desks. They are designed to provide…

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Varicose Veins: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

By VESA-LA | October 26, 2021

A varicose vein is a condition that manifests in vein deformities ranging from enlarged veins to twisted and purplish-looking veins. Studies by the society for vascular surgery reveal the condition is quite…

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Step Away from the Chair – It Just May Save Your Life

By VESA-LA | September 20, 2021

How much of your day is spent sitting? If you’re like the average American, the answer is six and a half hours – eight if you’re a teen – according to the…

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By VESA-LA | August 31, 2021

VESA-LA is the first in Los Angeles County to use FlowTriever® for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. The FlowTriever® is the first mechanical thrombectomy device FDA indicated and purpose built for the…

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By VESA-LA | August 30, 2021

VESA-LA is one the first in Los Angeles County to use the ClotTriever® System for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The ClotTriever® System is an FDA cleared mechanical thrombectomy device…

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What Is A Carotid Bruit?

By VESA-LA | June 4, 2021

Has your doctor ever placed the bell of the stethoscope on either side of your neck, asked you to hold your breath – and then listened? Chances are your doctor was listening…

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12 Tips To Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis On Long Flights

By VESA-LA | May 28, 2021

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms within one of the body’s major blood vessels, usually somewhere inside the leg. While such a clot is not always dangerous in…

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Exercising As You Age – It’s Not Just About Muscle Strength

By VESA-LA | May 21, 2021

Researchers are finding that the benefits of exercising regularly as you age are both numerous and significant. Although exercise could be expected to increase muscle strength through repetitive use of muscles, it…

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DVT and Travel: Protecting Yourself from Deep Vein Thrombosis

By VESA-LA | May 14, 2021

When making travel plans, there are a lot of details to keep in mind. Between selecting your destination and planning your itinerary, you may not consider the impact that the travel alone…

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