Uterine fibroids, or leiomyomas, are muscular tumors that are typically not cancerous. As the name implies, they form in the uterine wall where they can be the size of an apple seed or grow to the size of a softball. In rare cases, they can be even larger. A woman may have a single fibroid, […]
Causes of Varicose Veins in Adults
Varicose veins, also called varicoses or varicosities, happen when your veins become enlarged, dilated and overfilled with blood. Varicose veins typically appear swollen and raised, and they’re bluish-purple or red in color. They’re often painful and may appear swollen. Varicose veins are a condition common in women, although over 30 percent of all adults have […]
September is #PADawareness month. Do you know the signs & symptoms?
Find out if you’re at risk for the disease that affects over 18 million Americans. Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 09, 2021 — September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) awareness month, and Minneapolis Vascular Physicians wants to make sure you’re prepared to recognize the signs and symptoms of this disease. PAD is a chronic circulatory condition, which affects […]
Blood Clot Symptoms
A blood clot is a clump of blood that has changed from a liquid to a gel-like form. This is a normal and helpful reaction by your body when you have a cut or are injured, stopping blood from flowing out of your body. When this occurs inside your veins, they often dissolve on their […]