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What Are Varicose Veins? Posted by Joe Stewart

A varicose vein is a condition caused by thin or damaged vein walls and valves. They may form whenever blood pressure increases inside your veins. Many reasons these occur can be pregnancy, constipation, a tumor, or being overweight and obese. The most common signs of varicose veins are in the legs, but sometimes varicose veins form in other parts of the body. Different Types of Varicose Veins Another type of varicose vein are hemorrhoids that originate in the rectum. Varicoceles

Woman experiencing a panic attack
Heart Attack or Panic Attack: How to Tell the Difference Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Racing heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, tingling sensations, sweating. These symptoms are downright terrifying to experience. You may recognize that these are symptoms of a heart attack. But did you know that panic attacks have similar symptoms? Many patients who experience panic or anxiety attacks describe these exact symptoms. In fact, it’s very common for people having a panic or anxiety attack to mistake their condition for a heart attack, and vice versa. How can you tell the difference

Cardiologist with patient
The Basics of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Posted by Brookhaven Heart

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area of the lower portion of the aorta, a primary blood vessel that supplies blood throughout the entire body. Typically, the aorta is around the same level of thickness as your average garden hose and runs from the heart along the center of the chest and abdomen. As the leading supplier of blood, a ruptured aorta may cause life-threatening internal bleeding. If not detected early and treated appropriately, the situation could be fatal.

What Is a Heart Arrhythmia?
What Is a Heart Arrhythmia? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

When you are experiencing heart trouble, any change or feeling in your body can be incredibly scary. Anytime you feel out of breath you may be scared for your life, not knowing what to do or who to call. If you have been diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia, it is important that you educate yourself and your friends and family so you can know what treatment options to make. If you have questions about how a heart arrhythmia can impact you,