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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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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 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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Could you tell me if there are any treatments for varicose veins other than it being operated on?

Could you tell me if there are any treatments for varicose veins other than it being operated on?

Veins: It depends on the varicose vein
Larger varicose are usually amused by vein reflux and can be treated by thermal ablation
Sometimes sclerotherapy can be used if no reflux
Sclerotherapy can be used to treat spider veins ...Read more

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

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?

Yes it helps: Exercise, leg elevation and compression stockings may help some of the symptoms but will not get them to go away.
It's probably best to meet with a surgeon that is a vein specialist to discuss all of the medical and surgical options that are available today like RFA, EVLA, MOCA and foam sclero, or even just compression stockings to aid in management of your symptoms. ...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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Varicose veins. I have been advised evlt procedure . Is it good?

Varicose veins. I have been advised evlt procedure . Is it good?

Yes: Evlt is a minimially-invasive alternative to stripping. For the right vein problem it is a treatment with a high success rate and low complication rate. Evlt is typically done to treat incompetent veins below the skin that are feeding into surface varicose veins. Consult a knowledgeable and experienced vein physician for a proper evaluation and treatment plan. See http://www.Phlebology.Org/. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have inner varicose veins in my legs?

How can I tell if I have inner varicose veins in my legs?

Ultrasound: Significant failures of veins inside legs usually have some kind of evidence on the surface, such as visible varicose veins, skin changes, swelling, etc. And symptoms such as aching, throbbing when standing or sitting for a long period. An experienced phlebologist can usually determine this by history and exam. If necessary, an ultrasound can be performed to examine the inside veins. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure varicose veins?

What is a good way to cure varicose veins?

See phlebologist: Check www.Phlebology.Org, and find a phlebologist in your zip code area. Evaluation with ultrasound of the veins in your legs will provide insight into your vein problem, and the appropriate treatment performed: endogenous ablation of the great/small saphenous veins, phlebotomy of vv, sclerotherapy of reticular/spider veins. ...Read more

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Is zumba good for varicose veins?

Is zumba good for varicose veins?

YES: Exercise is good for varicose veins because the muscle contractions of the calf increases the venous return to the heart and reduces the venous back pressure. This is essentially what compression hose does. ...Read more

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Is bach flower good for varicose veins?

Is bach flower good for varicose veins?

Not that I know of: There are many causes for this that include family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and trauma.
There are many safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for this condition. Best to meet with a surgeon that specializes in this area to discuss compression therapy, rfa, evla, MOCA and other like treatments ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent varicose veins in the calf?

Is there a good way to prevent varicose veins in the calf?

Inherited !: We can't change inherited disease but can slow down vein formation with prescription strength graduated medical support stockings for prolonged sitting and standing, exercise, leg elevation when at rest, calf muscle pumps( dorsiflexion), natural bioflavonoids, treat veins as they occur: see a vein doc: www.Phlebology.Org. ...Read more

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What are good ways to eliminate varicose veins in my hands?

What are good ways to eliminate varicose veins in my hands?

Sclerotherapy: See a vein specialist or a plastic surgeon who treats hand veins: www.Phlebology.Org
it usually takes 2 to 3 sessions of sclerotherapy (injections with painless medicines like Asclera or sts). I usually put compression gloves and ace wraps on overnight right after the session, then wait 2-3 weeks and reinject. Veins in the hands aren't diseased. It is just a cosmetic treatment, maven when large. ...Read more

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Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.

Could be normal: Occasional swelling after vein stripping is not uncommon and generally goes away with time. Unfortunately, stockings can sometimes be a problem with comfort. I would recommend that, at the very least, you put in a call to the doctor who did the surgery and let him or her know that you have some concerns. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor varicose veins:?

What are good home remediesfor varicose veins:?

Bioflavonoids &herbs: I don't know of any medicines that will reverse varicose veins but a variety of bioflavonoids & herbs can strengthen veins & prevent them from worsening. Avoiding prolonged sitting & standing helps & any yoga where your raise your legs will help. See http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/varicose_veins.Htm and http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/9/3/308.Pdf & my comment:. ...Read more

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I recently switched to a standing desk at work and a friend recommended i wear compression socks to prevent varicose veins. Harmful side effects?

No: This is probably a good idea and the chain pharmacy stores usually have dressy looking ones that are adequate as a preventative. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of varicose veins on my legs?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of varicose veins on my legs?

See a specialist: You should obtain consultation from a vein specialist. This will involve a history and physical exam. Likely a thorough duplex ultrasound will be performed on your legs, to assess you for incompetent veins that can then be treated by endovenous techniques in the office. Fitted, graded compression stockings are an important first treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of varicose veins on legs? I want to wear shorts in summer.

How to get rid of varicose veins on legs? I want to wear shorts in summer.

See phlebologist: Go to phlebology.Org and seek the help of a qualified phlebologist by placing your zip code on the left side of the home page, and a list of those close to you should be available. Evaluation starts with an ultrasound of the veins in your legs, then applying modern treatment methods of endogenous ablation using radiofrequency or laser, microphlebectomy of vv, and sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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I have DVT and varicose veins and i wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

I have DVT and varicose veins and i wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

Walking : Good if you are on blood thinner. Need to check with your doctor to see if it is safe for more strenuous exercise. Be careful you don't have an embolus to your lungs. ...Read more

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Can an X-ray taken of the leg show that there was a venous closure procedure (varicose veins) done 5 years ago? Is it important to tell a doctor this?

Can an X-ray taken of the leg show that there was a venous closure procedure (varicose veins) done 5 years ago? Is it important to tell a doctor this?

Usually not: Unless it was surgical procedure with metal clips used there will be nothing on x-ray to show venous ablation. The laser fibers and rfa technology used today do not leave anything radio plaque behind. You should give your doctor your full medical history as possible. ...Read more

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Do support or compression knee highs or socks work equally as well a support hose at preventing varicose veins? Should i wear them even at home?

Hose do not work: Data suggests that over 90% of patients who wear hose for varicose veins are either not made better or are made worse. Knee high hose are tolerated better than thigh high so i recommend those for people with chronic swelling or prior dvt. Hose will not prevent varicose veins. ...Read more

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The second opinion i got from a dental surgeon, about varicose veins and blue marks, on my tongue said its nothing, but could not tell me why their there?

The second opinion i got from a dental surgeon, about varicose veins and blue marks, on my tongue said its nothing, but could not tell me why their there?

Most likely: You are born with them , with out seeing you hard to give you opinion , probably you what is known as av malformation , if you do not bleed not causing any symptoms no treatment required. ...Read more

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Will sclerotherapy permanently erase all signs of the veins? I have not been able to wear shorts in public for years because of unsightly varicose veins. If I have the sclerotherapy, will it completely get rid of the veins on my legs or will you still be

Most: No vein treatment is likely to completely get rid of every single, visible vein on your legs, although you certainly can get rid of most of them. The key to successful treatment is to have a proper evaluation and make sure that your visible veins aren't being caused by underlying vein trouble that you don't see. It could very well be that the best treatment for you is actually a combination. ...Read more

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What are the diagnosis possibilities for a female in relatively good health(some varicose veins)but that has swelling in one leg by knee cap and ankle?

What are the diagnosis possibilities for a female in relatively good health(some varicose veins)but that has swelling in one leg by knee cap and ankle?

Many Possiblities: Could be related to your vein disease, but also many other possibilities. Some possible venous reasons could be venous reflux disease, phlebitis, blood clots (DVT or SVT), or May-Thurner disease. Also have to worry about pelvic pathology causing compression of veins or lymphatics. Could be lymphedema. Could be arthritis or joint inflammation. Hormonal imbalances. Could be soft tissue inflammation ...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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Veins (Definition)

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