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Do Varicose Veins Get Worse When You Do Exercises Like Zumba
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
No: Fortunately, sitting doesn't cause you to get varicose veins and doesn't make them worse, as dr. Bulger said. Standing is actually far harder on veins than sitting is. Sitting for long periods of time can make symptoms from varicose veins worse though, especially swelling. Getting up and taking 5 minute walks every hour or two can make a big difference. ...Read more
Its the valves: Varicose veins are the result of defective valves. The valves within the veins have failed prematurely, and once the valves are failed, they are always failed. Exercise will not help the valves recover. In order to rid yourself of varicose veins, you will need some form or intervention, either laser, radiofrequency, sclerotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
Starting to get a blue raised vein on my calve, family history of varicose veins, I'm so scared it'll get worse What can I do?
How does a thigh lift affect varicose veins? I have a lot of varicose veins. Will a thigh lift get rid of them or make them worse? .
The: The varicosities will certainly not be addressed with the tighlift procedure. There will be swelling post operatively that can make the veins appear worse temporarily, but should not affect the appearance long term. The surgeon does need to be careful not to violate the superficial venous system or the lymphatic system, this can lead to more permanent lower extemity swelling. ...Read more
I have varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle. What are various ways to relieve, eliminate, and prevent it to get worse?
Stockings: Medical grade compression stockings (15-20 mm Hg or higher) will help with symptoms but to eliminate the veins you need to see a phlebologist or vascular surgeon. You need a venous ultrasound to see if you have saphenous vein insufficiency and if so get it treated with a procedure called ELAS. Google it but it is very straight forward ...Read more
I get pins and needles in the balls of my feet worse when I lay down with a tight chest. What can cause this? I do have varicose veins also.
Not due to veins.: Your symptoms of pins and needles and tight chest have nothing to do with your varicose veins. You should first have the tight chest symptoms evaluated by a cardiologist to rule out any cardiac disease. A neurologist can evaluate your nerve symptoms and a vein specialist an evaluate your varicose veins. ...Read more
Maybe not much: There are several things that can probably help to prevent varicose veins. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right (use prescription compression stockings, don't stand too long, don't gain weight, get exercise, put your feet up as much as you can, etc.) varicose veins can develop anyway. Age and heredity increase tendency to get varicose veins. So there may be little you can do. ...Read more
Multiple symptoms: Varicose veins can cause many symptoms including pain, aching, swelling, cramping, heaviness, tired legs or even restless legs. When there is pain it is often times associated with a clot in the vein (superficial phlebitis). The most common symptom of varicose veins is aching of the legs. It would be prudent to see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with a venous ultrasound. ...Read more
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
Start with evaluatio: Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. Treatment is often quite effective, although new veins may develop. ...Read more
See Vascular Surgeon: Varicose vein disease in a complex condition that needs thorough evaluation by a vascular surgeon prior to considering treatment. The therapy will depend on your particular anatomy, which is evaluated with ultrasound first. Based on your exam, the therapy could range from needing sclerotherapy to phlebectomy surgery to thermal catheter ablation. Vascular surgeons can provide all the treatments. ...Read more
You have higher risk: You definitely have a higher than average risk of developing varicose veins since your mother has them. Varicose veins are a hereditary condition, so if any of your family members have them then you are more likely to develop them (you might get lucky & not inherit them though). If you develop any leg symptoms such as pain or swelling or see abnormal veins, see a vascular surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Many causes include heredity, obesity, multiple pregnancies, job req prolonged standing, trauma, previous clots, etc.
Treatment is either compressive stockings or minimally invasive procedures and includes phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, evla, rfa.
Meet with a surgeon experienced in treatment of this problem to discuss options after having an ultrasound. ...Read more
Multi-step process: First, an ultrasound is performed to assess for venous insufficiency which leads to varicose veins. Once such veins are identified, if they are amenable to treatment with endovenous ablation (laser, radiofrequency, ? Pharmacomechanical) such a procedure is performed. Finally, the varicosities are dealt with via phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. Actually, most insurance carriers and medicare cover this. ...Read more
Probably not: However I do see a lot of athletes with vein disease in their calf. Muscle hypertrophy may have something to do with it and not allowing veins to empty into the deep system. ...Read more
Ultrasound first: There are a number of good treatment options for getting rid of varicose veins. Major surgery isn't required any more. The first thing to do is to see a vein specialist/phlebologist. You need to have a standing venous ultrasound exam. The results will then determine what treatment options are available to you, as outlined by drs. Zimmett and nielsen. ...Read more
Start with a consult:
There are a variety of treatments available. The exact treatment plan will depend on the pattern of disease present.
Start with a consultation with a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease. Evaluation will include a history and physical examination and an ultrasound examination, which should be done with the patient standing. ...Read more
Varicose veins are visable veins that are caused by underlying venous insufficiency, you will need to have the veisn treated by evla, vnus, ambulatory phlebectomy and/or sclerotherapy.
You will want to see a vein specialist and have a duplex ultrasound to come up with the best plan for you. ...Read more
You probably can't: While treatment techniques used today generally offer excellent results for most patients, it is likely that new veins will develop over time. With periodic maintenance treatment it is often possible to keep one's legs in good shape. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. For more info, see http://www. Phlebology. Org/. ...Read more
Absolutely Not: In fact, compresssion stockings are often the 1st line of management for treatment of symptomatic varicosites, along with daily elevation of the limbs and an adequate exercise regimen - known as "consevative care". The stockings act to help keep blood flowing through the limb, and diminsh the venous pooling, which leads to venous hypertension, eventually causing the bulging, dilated varicose veins. ...Read more
Several Options: The quickest way in not always the "best". There is often some patience involved. First, you need to treat the underlying causative vein, often with laser or radiofrequency. Large surface branches will resolve quickest with phlebectomy (surgical removal). Sclerotherapy is not as "quick" as surgery, but often if very effective. Get a formal consultation w/ a vein specialist to discuss all options. ...Read more
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