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Please tell me, are all bulging veins varicose veins?

Please tell me, are all bulging veins varicose veins?

NO: All "bulging veins" are not varicose veins. Some bulgy veins are functioning normally.Common examples of such normal veins include prominent veins on the front of the shin bone or enlarged bulging veins on thin athletes or bodybuilders. In order for a vein to be classified as varicose, it must be not only dilated but also have diseased faulty broken valves within it that is causing blood to pool ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I have a leg varicose veins but not yet bulging how could I get rid of them?

I have a  leg varicose veins but not yet bulging how could I get rid of them?

Physician Review: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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Do you have any remedies to fade away those bulging varicose veins?

Do you have any remedies to fade away those bulging varicose veins?

Absolutely: Varicose veins are generally due to underlying venous insufficiency or reflux, which can be readily identified by a vein specialist by duplex ultrasound evaluation in the office. If present, the treatment is closure or ablation, done by laser or rf energy. It is minimally invasive, done in the office under local anesthesia, with minimal downtime, discomfort or scarring. Seek a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins, only a few and i'm only 20. Some tend to bulge some when standing but when i relax my leg there is no bulging. Is this normal?

I have varicose veins, only a few and i'm only 20. Some tend to bulge  some when standing but when i relax my leg there is no bulging. Is this normal?

Normal for varices: Varicose veins are not "normal, " but if you have varicose veins, they tend to behave this way - bulging after standing and going back down when not standing. ...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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I am suffering from varicose veins can I use treadmill walking to reduce my overweight (ht 5.7- wt 82kg)?

I am suffering from varicose veins can I use treadmill walking to reduce my overweight (ht 5.7- wt 82kg)?

Use treadmill: Weight loss or the initiation of a regular program of lower extremity exercise may lead to a reduction in the severity of varicose vein symptoms. ...Read more

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Do you have any remedies to take away bulging varicose veins on legs?

Do you have any remedies to take away  bulging varicose veins on legs?

See Vein Doctor: Modern day treatment of venous insufficiency which results in vv, leg pain, swelling can be nicely treated by a phlebologist trained to do procedures in the office. Using laser or radio frequency heat, major vein reflux can be eliminated, ropy vv can be removed with microphlebectomy, and spider veins treated with sclerotherapy. Phlebology.Org is helpful in finding doctor in your area. ...Read more

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Do you have any remedies to fade away those bulging varicose veins on legs? And what does estrogen do?

Do you have any remedies to fade away those bulging varicose veins on legs? And what does estrogen do?

Vein specialist: For varicose veins to actually "fade away", you would need treatment. There isn't really any home treatment that will make them fade. I would recommend that you see a phlebologist or vein specialist. ...Read more

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I have bulging veins on my feet and have done for as long as I can remember. Are these varicose veins? Or could they be something more normal

I have bulging veins on my feet and have done for as long as I can remember. Are these varicose veins? Or could they be something more normal

It is possible: It is possible that these are varicose veins. Varicose veins are not found as frequently in the feet as they are in the ankle region. Be sure to follow up with a Foot and Ankle Specialist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

What : What you are describing sound like large telangectasias or spider veins, or may be true varicosities - it is hard to tell without looking at them. These are in a common location and can be due to reflux in the great saphenous vein or reflux from a perforating vein. In any case, you should probably have a full evaluation from a vascular surgeon or licensed phlebologist before having them treated. If they are a symptom of a larger problem (like the afore-mentioned reflux) they are unlikely to go away with pulsed light or even injection until the causitive problem is treated. In general, injection is probably more effective than pulsed light for larger veins. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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