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Doctor insights on: Are Varicose Veins In The Legs Caused By Lack Of Exercise Or Excessive Weighrt

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more


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Can crossing your legs while sitting cause neuropathy and varicose veins?

Can crossing your legs while sitting cause neuropathy and varicose veins?

Unlikely.: I doubt that crossing of the legs will lead to either neuropathy or varicose veins. For neuropathy to occur, it would mean that there was pressure on a nerve to cause the problem. This would be quite difficult to happen with simple leg crossing. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves and crossing of the legs will not damage the valves although it could decrease the venous return. ...Read more

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Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Varicose veins: Itchy sensation is very often a symptom as a result of blood leakage around the varicose vein.this causes an allergic response which causes the itching. ...Read more

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I was on vacation last month and I would always be close to the bonfires we made. Does that cause varicose veins on the legs?

I was on vacation last month and I would always be close to the bonfires we made. Does that cause varicose veins on the legs?

Cause of Leg Veins: No. Heat to the legs or bonfires would have no association with the development of varicose veins. Varicose veins are typically the result of a genetically inherited condition referred to as venous reflux disease, in which an individual inherits weakened vein valves of the superficial veins of the legs. Sometimes trauma or blood clots can also lead to the development of varicose veins. ...Read more

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What would cause several varicose veins to suddenly appear on legs? Also have sudden onset of patches of spider veins around ankles

What would cause several varicose veins to suddenly appear on legs? Also have sudden onset of patches of spider veins around ankles

Unhealthy valves: Varicose veins can appear at any time in life.They are caused by unhealthy valves in the veinsThrse valves can leak and blood falls back due to incompetency and gravity makes blood gathered in the veins and they get to be seen bulging and engorged.Spider veins are varicosity in smaller superficial veins.These can run in families,so there is genetic predisposition here. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins on my right leg. I'm doing a charity event in july, walking 100km in under 30 hours, will this cause any problems?

I have varicose veins on my right leg. I'm doing a charity event in july, walking 100km in under 30 hours, will this cause any problems?

Well, : Walk ing is good for the venous circulation but what ur up too is not a simple thing. I would suggest why don't get them fixed, plenty time to july. If not, have with you a pair of surgical support stocking knee level and open toe and if needed put them on if pain or swelling sets in. Have rubber kitchen gloves and baby powder to help putting them on! ...Read more

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"sudden onset of varicose veins" I am a 25 year old male in very good physical condition. I exercise six times per week. Over the last several weeks I have experienced swelling in the veins in my arms and legs. The swelling is visibly noticeable and occ

"sudden onset of varicose veins" I am a 25 year old male in very good physical condition.  I exercise six times per week. Over the last several weeks I have experienced swelling in the veins in my arms and legs.  The swelling is visibly noticeable and occ

? Effort Thrombosis: Sudden onset of varicose veins of the upper extremity after exercise can be the result of a condition known as effort thrombosis. The major vein draining the blood from the arm passes between the ribs and the collar bone at the entrance to the chest cavity. This vein can be come pinched and develop thrombosis-usually seen in atheletic males. ? Relationship to lower extremity veins. Complex workup. ...Read more

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I'm only 28 and I'm suddenly getting lots of varicose veins on my thighs. My legs frequently ache and feel bruised now. What causes these, prevention?

I'm only 28 and I'm suddenly getting lots of varicose veins on my thighs. My legs frequently ache and feel bruised now. What causes these, prevention?

New Varicose Veins: New onset of varicose and spider veins and symptoms related to them would indicate that you should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a thorough history, physical exam and venous duplex sonogram. This combination will help to determine the diagnosis and formulate a plan of treatment. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins it runs in the family and i notice i been getting bruises of blueish purple spots on both of my legs what would cause that.

Varicose veins: The discoloration you are seeing sounds typical of varicose veins. See a phlebologist or vein specialist for an ultrasound. Check miamibeachvein.Com or phlebology.Org for more information and referrals. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more