A 60-year-old male asked:
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as there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? could htn medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

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Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
NO and NO: Varicose veins do not develop because of any medication. They develop based on physical activity or lack of ... genetics ... or other issues not related to high blood pressure medicine. Arteries can develop aneurysms and then control of blood pressure becomes even more important.
Answered on May 18, 2014
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein
Answered on Sep 9, 2014

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