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Are varicose veins in the legs caused by lack of exercise or excessive weighrt?

Are varicose veins in the legs caused by lack of exercise or excessive weighrt?

Not lack of exercise: Dr. Isobe is right on target. Lack of exercise doesn't play a role. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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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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What is exact solution for varicose veins at left leg.?

What is exact solution for varicose veins at left leg.?

Varicose veins: There are many minimally invasive surgical options nowadays for treatment of this problem. It is based on the size and the classification for the stage of your venous disease. For this you can see a vein specialist about compression therapy, rfa, evla or non-thermal ablative options as well as sclerotherapy if appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the exact solution for varicose veins at left leg?

What is the exact solution for varicose veins at left leg?

Depends: You should get a venous reflux ultrasound to determine best treatment options. Most common treatment for varicose veins is endovenous ablation with laser (EVLT) or radiofrequency heat (Venfit). Other common treatments include phlebectomy & ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Seek opinion from board-certified vascular surgeon as they are vein experts that can offer all options to you based on anatomy ...Read more

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Is there any medicine available for painless varicose veins in the leg? Any yoga?

Not really: Prescription compression stockings, that are stronger than ted hose, can help to control the symptoms caused by varicose veins. They won't make the veins go away but they will probably help to keep them from getting worse. Avoid standing for long periods of time and put your feet up as often as possible. Exercise and keeping a healthy weight never hurts. Bioflavonoids can help swelling. ...Read more

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Will I still be able to workout my legs if I have varicose veins?

Will I still be able to workout my legs if I have varicose veins?

Varicose veins: There is no reason that you may not workout if you have varicose veins. I would recommend that you seek evaluation to determine the source of these varicose veins and perhaps seek treatment. Use of a compression stockings during daily activities would be of benefit. ...Read more

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What can I do about varicose veins on my legs and face?

What can I do about varicose veins on my legs and face?

See Vein Specialist.: A vein specialist is someone certified to treat veins by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. This person should be able to treat veins in all areas of the body. There are many alternatives for facial veins including laser, sclerotherapy and fine needle radio frequency. Leg veins can be treated by either sclerotherapy or laser. For the legs a venous ultrasound may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to put in my legs to reduce my varicose veins?

What is the best cream to put in my legs to reduce my varicose veins?

Creams aren't a cure: Special antioxidents called bioflavonoids, like diosmin, hesperidin and troxerutin are often recommended for treating abnormal surface veins. They may help, but will not cure your varicose veins. Joan rivers sponsors a cover-up cream called the right to bare legs. Vein specialists called phlebologists can diagnose the extent of your vein problems & treat (look a doc up on www. Veindirectory. Org). ...Read more

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Are there any remedies to fade away the bulging varicose veins on my legs?

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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What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

Improved Circulation: Blood flow with varicose veins is stagnate with venous pools. 90% of venous flow in the lower limbs is completed by the deeper veins. Vv closure by rf or laser forces the blood flow into deeper veins away from the skin surface. Thus decreasing superficial vein pressures. With new micro stripping, laser/radiofrequency ablation--scars are minimal punctures and simple stab incisions-minimally. ...Read more

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Prevention and care of varicose veins on legs advice needed?

Prevention and care of varicose veins on legs advice needed?

Exercise, hose, etc.: There is no specific preventive measure. Care with use of 20-30 mm compression hose, exercise (walking is great), elevation of legs in the am and pm for 15 min help diminish the symptoms of incompetent veins. Avoiding obesity will help. Best to see a phlebologist who can fix your legs and give you good advise. ...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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If you are blowing out varicose veins in legs are hemorrhoids next?

If you are blowing out varicose veins in legs are hemorrhoids next?

Not necesssarily: Lower extremity varicosities and hemorrhoids are different disease processes. Having one does not mean you will or will not develop the other. ...Read more

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If I have varicose veins in my legs, is there a chance it will spread to my vulva?

If I have varicose veins in my legs, is there a chance it will spread to my vulva?

Minimal: Varicose veins in the legs are due to an underlying vein flow problem in the leg itself, and although associated varicosities can spread proximally, this is very rare. Vulvar or labial varicosities generally arise from a pelvic source, and are most commonly seen in pregnancy, where they can become highly symptomatic, but can be treated very simply, to resolve pain, by serial injection treatments. ...Read more

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What are the similarity and difference between hemorrhoids and varicose veins on legs?

What are the similarity and difference between hemorrhoids and varicose veins on legs?

Hemorrhoids: Both hemorrhoid veins and lower extremity veins work to carry blood from the tissues back toward the heart. Hemorrhoids and varicose veins happen due to malfunction of the blood flow toward the heart. Pooling of blood in the rectum/ pelvis causes blood congestion of the hemorrhoidal veins resulting in hemorrhoids. Pooling of blood in the limbs causes stagnation of blood and varicose veins. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

I have varicose veins. In one leg, there is a hard, hot and very painful lump. Is it a blood clot? Can I die from this?

Phlebitis: What you are describing is superficial phlebitis or a clot in a superficial varicose vein. The treatment is warm compresses to the area and ibuprofen. You should also see a veins specialist for a full venous evaluation. Including a venous ultrasound. Superficial phlebitis usually does not travel but a vein specialist can determine the extent of the phlebitis ...Read more

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On my left leg where my varicose veins are, my leg has been aching & hurting so bad. I don't know what to do, rush to the doctor or what?

On my left leg where my varicose veins are, my leg has been aching & hurting so bad. I don't know what to do, rush to the doctor or what?

Seek care: If any of your veins are hard, lumpy, warm, red, tender, and/or swollen, you could have phlebitis and you should see your doctor right away. Regardless, you should talk to your doctor about your varicose veins and see what can be done about taking care of your varicose veins. It sounds like a visit to a vein specialist would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins and after I have sex if I stand on my feet for awhile (cleaning or cooking) my leg starts to hurt very bad. Why is this?

Venous reflux: U need to have a venous "reflux" study as you sound as if the greater saphenous vein (at the junction of the femoral vein) is incompetent or exhibits relfux.. ...Read more

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Two protruding dots on anterior lower leg. They stick out more when flexing leg. Is this common of varicose veins, aneurism, or myofascial hernia?

Two protruding dots on anterior lower leg. They stick out more when flexing leg. Is this common of varicose veins, aneurism, or myofascial hernia?

All possible: All of what you mentioned is possible, along with skin lesions, or more likely cysts under the skin. Best to have them examined by our primary care provider at their next available visit. Hope this helps! ...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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I have leg varicose veins. What shall I do to get rid of them.?

Leg Varicose Veins: See a vein specialist (vascular surgeon). You truly need to be adequately evaluated by a vein expert to give you the correct answer. The first step is usually a venous reflux ultrasound of your leg veins (to create a MAP of your veins & identify the underlying cause). After this is done, the physian can offer a treatment plan which often involves thermal ablation (evlt or venefit) or phlebectomy. ...Read more

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Does running worsen varicose veins on legs?

Does running worsen varicose veins on legs?

Not really: Running/walking activates the calf muscle pump which propels the blood return from the legs. The exercise activity dilates the vv and makes them more prominent and may result in increased sensitivity and the use of compression hose will lessen the discomfort. Running will not worsen the vv, but standing, sitting long periods will do so. ...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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Does running slowly worsen varicose veins on legs?

Does running slowly worsen varicose veins on legs?

More prominent: As dr. Mountcastle said, there may be a posssibility that running can slowly worsen varicose veins on your legs. Often runners have slender legs with very little subcutaneous tissue. As a result, the veins on runners' legs can be more visible and sometimes look like they are varicose but, in actuality, they are completely normal. ...Read more

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Why are the lower legs vulnerable to varicose veins?

Why are the lower legs vulnerable to varicose veins?

Leg Veins: Varicose veins occur most commonly in the lower legs because when we are standing the pressure will increase in the veins of the legs if the valves in these veins are not functioning properly (reflux). The result is that the blood will back up and the veins will enlarge to cause varicose veins. This does not happen in the arms. ...Read more

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Does running slowly worsen varicose veins on your legs?

Does running slowly worsen varicose veins on your legs?

No: The speed of running does not make a difference. Any exercise will help the venous circulation of the legs regardless of the speed. ...Read more

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How to treat varicose veins and dark patches on my legs?

How to treat varicose veins and dark patches on my legs?

Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove and prevent future varicose veins on my legs?

Varicose Vein Legs: I recommend that you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) for appropriate workup and treatment. The recommendations would depend on a test called a venous reflux ultrasound which will determine the extent and cause of your problem. Treatment recommendation can vary from use of compression stockings to interventional procedures such as laser, vein injections, or surgery. See a vein expert. ...Read more

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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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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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47 yr htn 25 yrs reg. Medications varicose veins 3 yrs. What leg exercises keeps in control apart from stocking?

Stay active: Loosing weight if you are over weight, walking and exercise, wearing compression stockings, and avoiding lifting with the legs help prevent progression of disease. ...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?

Cause of Leg Veins: No. Heat to the legs or bonfires would have no association with the development of varicose veins. Varicose veins are typically the result of a genetically inherited condition referred to as venous reflux disease, in which an individual inherits weakened vein valves of the superficial veins of the legs. Sometimes trauma or blood clots can also lead to the development of varicose veins. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of varicose veins on your legs?

A process: First, you need a venous ultrasound to help determine the source of your trouble and the best treatment course. If your underlying veins are amenable to treatment with endovenous thermal ablation (laser or rf), that is done first. Then your visible varicose veins are treated by phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins on legs?

What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins on legs?

Thermal energy: The best way to get rid of varicose veins is to first treat the diseased vein causing the varicosities with thermal energy- either laser or radio frequency. The varicose veins can then be removed through small incisions (microphlebectomy) or sclerotherapy (injections). Best to see a vein specialist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Do varicose veins and spider veins usually appear in the legs?

Do varicose veins and spider veins usually appear in the legs?

Yes: Spider and varicose veins are extremely common in the legs. Varicose veins are not uncommon in the groin/pelvis, but would be rare elsewhere. Spider veins are commonly found on the face, and can be seen on the trunk as well. ...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.

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 had my varicose veins stripped in November. I am now experiencing a swollen bruise on the leg. Could this be dangerous?

Sounds like: A common post surgical issue. See your surgeon (I assume he/she is a vascular surgeon) and check it ou. For NOW apply heat gently and a daily Aspirin may help.

Dr Z ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

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