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Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins: Differences, Causes, and Prevention

Vein disease affects patients in many different ways. Perhaps the pain prevents you from doing things you love. Or maybe swelling kicks up after a long day of work. Symptoms can vary, but when it comes to varicose and spider veins, many of our patients share common complaints.

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3 Types of Foods to Avoid With Fibroids

You know the feeling. It’s that time of the month, and you have to worry about whether you might have an embarrassing accident if you’re away from home for too long. Or that you might feel faint from blood loss. For many women, this is the reality of living with fibroids. Yet there are other ways fibroids can impact your life that go beyond symptoms.

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Alate on Great Day Houston


On Tuesday, October 3, Dr. Doe visited Great Day Houston to chat with host Deborah Duncan about fibroids and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally-invasive procedure. Patient Aladraine Hart joined him to discuss how her UFE treatment changed her life.

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4 Myths About Fibroids

If you suffer from uterine fibroids in Houston, your best bet is to learn as much as you can so you can make informed choices that will enable you to live the life you deserve.

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Migraines: Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options

They can begin with a whisper, a small sign that no one else might notice as problematic: a flash of light; maybe a twinge of nausea. Anyone who suffers from migraines watches for these warnings of an impending attack, as they know the intense, debilitating pain and disruption of life that the headaches can cause.

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Smokers: Don’t Risk Losing Your Legs!

We’ve all heard the Surgeon General’s warnings about smoking. Most people know about the risk of lung cancer, but many other health concerns can also arise as a result of smoking. In fact, smoking poses the greatest danger to the health of your arteries.

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Your Shoes and Varicose Veins

Your Shoes and Varicose Veins

Most of us have suffered for fashion at some point, but in some cases your wardrobe choices can cause more than just fleeting pain. That perfect pair of shoes might look amazing, but they could be contributing to your issues with varicose veins. Varicose veins and spider veins are a sign of too much pressure […]

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Heart-Healthy Tips to Improve Circulation

Our circulatory system is a marvel, comprised of arteries, veins, and capillaries that transport nutrients, water, and oxygen to cells in our bodies to keep us alive. In order to function properly, this 60,000-mile superhighway needs our support to stay healthy and in the best working order. Restricted blood flow can lead to heart problems, […]

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Your Shoes and Varicose Veins

Heaviness & Aching? It Could Be Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

You may notice it after a long shopping trip or after a night out with friends: lower back pain, aching in your legs, and maybe even abnormal bleeding. Usually you lie down to ease the pain, but it doesn’t always work. Maybe you’ve suffered for years with no answers. If you’ve experienced these symptoms, it’s possible you could have something known as Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.

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You Have Fibroid Treatment Options

For some, fibroids are a mere nuisance. For others, though, they can significantly affect the way they live their lives. If you’re one of the nearly 30% of American women ages 30-45 who are afflicted with fibroids, you may have heard that the only way to treat them is with surgery. However, this is no longer the case! Thanks to advances in interventional radiology, women with fibroids now have options that may be less invasive, leading to faster and more comfortable healing.

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