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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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Can wrapping your legs around each other more than once cause varicose veins / deep vein thrombosis?

Can wrapping your legs around each other more than once cause varicose veins / deep vein thrombosis?

No: Despite what you might have heard many times before, crossing your legs doesn't cause varicose veins. It also probably isn't possible to cross your legs twice for long enough to give you a deep vein thrombosis, unless you were dehydrated and had an underlying inherited increased tendency to clot too easily in the first place. Your legs would likely fall asleep first. ...Read more

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What is exact solution for varicose veins at left leg.?

What is exact solution for varicose veins at left leg.?

Varicose veins: There are many minimally invasive surgical options nowadays for treatment of this problem. It is based on the size and the classification for the stage of your venous disease. For this you can see a vein specialist about compression therapy, rfa, evla or non-thermal ablative options as well as sclerotherapy if appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the exact solution for varicose veins at left leg?

Depends: You should get a venous reflux ultrasound to determine best treatment options. Most common treatment for varicose veins is endovenous ablation with laser (EVLT) or radiofrequency heat (Venfit). Other common treatments include phlebectomy & ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Seek opinion from board-certified vascular surgeon as they are vein experts that can offer all options to you based on anatomy ...Read more

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Is there any medicine available for painless varicose veins in the leg? Any yoga?

Not really: Prescription compression stockings, that are stronger than ted hose, can help to control the symptoms caused by varicose veins. They won't make the veins go away but they will probably help to keep them from getting worse. Avoid standing for long periods of time and put your feet up as often as possible. Exercise and keeping a healthy weight never hurts. Bioflavonoids can help swelling. ...Read more

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Will I still be able to workout my legs if I have varicose veins?

Will I still be able to workout my legs if I have varicose veins?

Varicose veins: There is no reason that you may not workout if you have varicose veins. I would recommend that you seek evaluation to determine the source of these varicose veins and perhaps seek treatment. Use of a compression stockings during daily activities would be of benefit. ...Read more

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What can I do about varicose veins on my legs and face?

What can I do about varicose veins on my legs and face?

See Vein Specialist.: A vein specialist is someone certified to treat veins by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. This person should be able to treat veins in all areas of the body. There are many alternatives for facial veins including laser, sclerotherapy and fine needle radio frequency. Leg veins can be treated by either sclerotherapy or laser. For the legs a venous ultrasound may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to put in my legs to reduce my varicose veins?

What is the best cream to put in my legs to reduce my varicose veins?

Creams aren't a cure: Special antioxidents called bioflavonoids, like diosmin, hesperidin and troxerutin are often recommended for treating abnormal surface veins. They may help, but will not cure your varicose veins. Joan rivers sponsors a cover-up cream called the right to bare legs. Vein specialists called phlebologists can diagnose the extent of your vein problems & treat (look a doc up on www. Veindirectory. Org). ...Read more

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Are there any remedies to fade away the bulging varicose veins on my legs?

No: There are medicines that can help your legs feel better but the remedies won't make your varicose veins go away. Compression stockings can improve venous function and relieve some symptoms from the varicose veins but won't make them go away either. Depending on the size of your varicose veins, some doctors do minimally invasive surgery or sclerotherapy to get rid of them. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

Improved Circulation: Blood flow with varicose veins is stagnate with venous pools. 90% of venous flow in the lower limbs is completed by the deeper veins. Vv closure by rf or laser forces the blood flow into deeper veins away from the skin surface. Thus decreasing superficial vein pressures. With new micro stripping, laser/radiofrequency ablation--scars are minimal punctures and simple stab incisions-minimally. ...Read more

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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