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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous superficial leg veins. Upright position, meager tissular support, heredity, gender (female hormones/pregnancies) and life style may distend the vein triggering valvular incompetence and gravitational down flow (reflux) while the increased venous pressure will assure the progressive ...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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Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Yes they can.: One of the more common symptoms of venous insufficiency and varicose veins is itching legs. Some also describe a heaviness of the legs and even restless legs at night. ...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?

No*: Varicose veins usually occur when natural valves in the veins no longer work as well. This can be from pressure and even hormones may make them weaker (I.e. pregnancy). I cannot think of any way being close to a fire would cause any of those changes. ...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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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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"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 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?

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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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?

Damaged valves: Veins return blood to the heart and lungs for cleaning. Like fish ladders, veins have one way valves inside them every 4 to 6 cm to assist in, return to heart, flow against gravity. If one or more sets of valves becomes damaged, from clots, pressure or trauma the venous blood leaks out into small side veins and slowly develop into varicosities that you can see and feel. Ok to get checked 4 clot. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise (Definition)

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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