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Leg Vein Health

Leg problems

Read the latest information and advice on symptoms, treatment and prevention of leg problems including lymphedema, leg pain, leg cramps and more, here.

Exercise keeps leg arteries clear

People with low lifetime levels of physical activity are at increased risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study has found.

Spray-on skin may heal leg ulcers

A pharmaceutical company says preliminary findings support a spray-on treatment that uses skin cells to speed the healing of venous leg ulcers, a condition that often strikes the elderly.

How stilettos change the shape of your legs

Along with aching feet and a variety of foot deformities, years of high-heel wearing can actually alter the anatomy of the calf muscles and tendons, according to a study.

Obesity raises risk for lymphedema

The health risks associated with being overweight and obese are well publicised, but new research may add another condition to this list: leg lymphedema, pain and swelling due to blockage of the lymph nodes in the groin area.

Restless legs linked to heart risk

People with restless legs syndrome face twice the risk of a stroke or heart disease compared to people who don't have the neurological condition.

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