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what can be making varicose veins worse

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Should help: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) of the saphenous vein system. Bicycle riding caused the calf muscles to contract resulting in an ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bulger
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Sitting in and of itself does not lead to venous insufficiency and subsequent varicose veins. Prolonged immobility may lead to venous stasis and form ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
See vein specialist: Modern treatments effectively and painlessly treat veins. See a vein specialist for evaluation and treatment options. This condition is easily treated ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varicose Vein Causes: No, energy drinks and drinks high in sugar and caffeine are not linked to development or worsening of varicose veins. There is actually no known dieta ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
26 years experience General Surgery
No: Actually compression stockings (especially the prescription kind) make varicose veins better and can prevent new varicose veins from forming. This is ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Prob not: Exercise good. Lose weight. Elevate legs when possible. Compression hose if needed. Ask your doctor or see vein specialist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Friederich
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Veins: Family history is suggestive of varicose veins. Keep trim and toned, control blood pressure. Consider consulting a vein therapy specialist for mainten ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
The : The varicosities will certainly not be addressed with the tighlift procedure. There will be swelling post operatively that can make the veins appear ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Leaky valves: Are cause of varicose veins. You need vein Duplex ultrasound to look for leaky valves. You should use compression stockings to prevent veins from gett ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stockings: medical grade compression stockings (15-20 mm Hg or higher) will help with symptoms but to eliminate the veins you need to see a phlebologist or vascu ... Read More
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