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Do Varicose Veins Run in the Family?

You have your dad’s nose, your grandmother’s quick wit…and your mom’s varicose veins. Or do you? Can you really blame your mom for the purplish, enlarged veins in your legs and feet? Let’s look at vein disorders, what causes them and whether or not there is a heredity factor.   

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged blue, red or flesh-colored veins that look like raised, twisted, rope-like cords on the legs. They are much more than a cosmetic issue for some 30 million men and women.

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Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat: Howard’s Story

What does it mean to pull a rabbit out of a hat? Assuming we’re not talking about actual magic. MacMillan Dictionary describes it this way; “to do something unexpected but ingeniously effective in response to a problem”.

Yep. That’s what he did.

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Amputation Prevention: Saving Legs, Saving Lives

Did you know that more than half of the amputations in the U.S. are due to vascular disease?*

At Lam Vascular & Associates, we believe amputation shouldn’t be the only option if you’re living with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

If you have been told by a doctor that amputation is your only option…

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“Dr. Lam Saved My Life:” Cindy’s Story

Dr. Lam doesn’t just save legs; he saves lives. Cindy Blakely, lifetime Mesquite, Texas resident, can attest to this. Here’s her story.

In October of 2016, Cindy started to experience significant pain in her left hip. With no real ideas about what was causing the debilitating pain that was robbing Cindy of her ability to walk, her primary care physician recommended in-house rehabilitation.

During this time, Cindy accidentally rolled over her own foot with her wheelchair. Painful, yes; but ultimately, the mishap might have saved her life.

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P.A.D. & Chocolate: The Scientific Reason to LOVE Chocolate (even more)

You may already know that dark chocolate (sorry, not milk chocolate or white chocolate) has many proven health benefits. Several scientific studies show that dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure. Dark chocolate also contains powerful antioxidants, which are known to obliterate those nasty free radicals that are implicated in heart disease. Read More

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Facing Amputation? Keep Calm and Call Dr. Lam

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Did you know there was such a thing? Well, there is, and with good reason! Although it might not seem like a major issue to most Americans, if you or someone you love is one of the 2.1 million Americans living with limb loss or the 500+ per DAY who are facing an amputation, it becomes a very pressing concern. Read More

Do My Migraines Put Me at Risk for Vascular Disease?

Anyone who suffers from migraines knows that to describe them as painful is a gross understatement. Migraine symptoms can include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. A migraine can take you out and steal an entire day. Or more. Read More

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