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Can you tell me if there are good shoes to wear for varicose veins?

Can you tell me if there are good shoes to wear for varicose veins?

Socks not shoes: Wearing compression socks makes the biggest difference with varicose veins. The best type to get are graduated compression, so they give more squeeze at the foot and ankle. Shoes should be comfortable, so that you stay active. Not the shoe itself, but the activity helps the 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


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Can you tell me is butchers broom good for varicose veins?

Can you tell me is butchers broom good for varicose veins?

No evidence: There is no evidence from medical research that butchers broom is truly helpful for treatment of varicose veins. If you have varicose veins, they are typically a progressive disease that can cause medical problems if left untreated. Recommend that you consult with a vascular surgeon, as they are considered the most qualified vein specialists to deal with your concerns. ...Read more

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If I wear compression stockings only at night can it sill help my varicose veins? What are a good least cumbersome kind to wear ?

If I wear compression stockings only at night can it sill help my varicose veins? What are a good least cumbersome kind to wear ?

Not really: At night I assume you are sleeping. The fact you would be in bed and not standing would negate the need for the compression as no gravity there.....you need the compressn hoosiery when standing to counteract gravity. Of course if you work at night and are not sleeping then that would be good time to wear them. ...Read more

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Tell me good exercise for reduce thighs without affecting my vericose vein problem. I have varicose veins, i want to reduce my big thighs. Please?

Tell me good exercise for reduce thighs without affecting my vericose vein problem. I have varicose veins, i want to reduce my big thighs. Please?

Exercise ; leg veins: Reducing thighs with varicose veins can be accomplished by choosing exercises that do not increase venous pressure into the leg. Avoid breath holding, squats, running, dead lifts. Walk on an upwards incline and do high rep low weight lifting. Avoid leg exercises that bulk up leg muscles. Diet plays a large part, unfortunately, overall weight loss will be worth the effort. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about trmt for spider/varicose veins?

Many options: Spider veins usually treated with sclerotherapy injections or thermal energy such as laser or Ohmic thermolysis. Varicose veins can be treated with endovenous mechanical, chemical, or thermal ablation. This includes EVLT, radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, Clarivein, phlebectomy, or vein ligations. Best option is to see a vascular surgeon who specializes in veins and get an expert consult. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for varicose veins?

What is a good home remedy for varicose veins?

Horse Chestnut, Hose: Compression hose / compression stockings, leg elevation, exercise, & weight loss can often help with symptoms of pain & swelling & also slow down the progression of the disease. Horse chestnut extract & diosmin can often help with symptoms as well. But these therapies will not resolve the problem, since the problem is anatomic valve failure inside the veins. Seek a vascular surgeon for opinion. ...Read more

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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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How can you tell if it's varicose veins or if it's spider veins?

Size and location: Varicose veins are bulging twisted blue veins to blue green in color and are larger than 3 mm in diameter, they are almost always found on the legs. Spider veins are red, blue or purple veins on the surface of the skin, up to 1 mm in diameter. They commonly occur on the legs and face, and may be seen elsewhere. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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