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Is there a quick fix for varicose veins?

Is there a quick fix for varicose veins?

No: Depending on their size they can be injected with a sclerosing agent or lasered, but there is no quick fix. ...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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Are there non-surgical ways to fix a varicose vein on my scrotum and preserve my fertility?

Are there non-surgical ways to fix a varicose vein on my scrotum and preserve my fertility?

Maybe: If you are referring to varicose veins, not on the skin, but of the spermatic cord (varicocele), then maybe. Most men with varicoceles are fertile, however many men with low sperm counts have varicoceles. Though controversial, treatment (either surgery or embolization) of the varicocele may improve sperm counts, if they are low. But no guarantee of this or pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are varicose veins?

What are varicose veins?

Vein with weak walls: Dr. Nielsen has given a very nice answer. The other part of the problem is that varicose veins also have weak walls. This allows the high pressure in the veins to stretch the veins, make them bigger and longer, and that causes the large, bulging, squiggley appearance of the veins. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins?

What causes varicose veins?

Genes and behavior: There are many factors that contribute to varicose veins. Some of these are genetics, standing for lengthy periods, gravity or hormones. Today's technology allows surgeons to perform treatment for varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques. This allows for faster healing and return to work in just a few days. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins painful?

Possibly: Other symptoms can include restless leg syndrome, skin changes in the lower leg to include darkened pigmentation, eczema and even ulcers. If you are having pain consult a board certified phlebologist, interventional radiologist or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins?

What causes varicose veins?

Leaking valves: Varicose veins are a very common problem and they are due to leaking valves (called reflux) usually in the saphenous veins. Think of your veins like a tree with the trunk being the saphenous vein and the branches being the varicose veins. A venous reflux ultrasound will make the diagnosis. Common causes of this are hereditary, aging and pregnancies in women. They are treatable with a laser. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins dangerous?

Are varicose veins dangerous?

They can be: Varicose veins may be of cosmetic concern, but commonly cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, leg fatigue, itching, night cramps, and restless legs. They can also lead to leg swelling, eczema, skin inflammation, and leg ulceration. Phlebitis can occur in a varicose vein, which could lead to a blood clot. Consult a phlebologist (http://www.Phlebology.Org/) to discuss your particular condition. ...Read more

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How to fight varicose veins ?

Lifelong care: As dr. Hernandez says, spider veins, varicose veins and venous disease is inherited and made worse with hormones, pregnancies, prolonged sitting and standing, heavy weight lifting, and others... Phlebology is a specialty for treating veins: www.Phlebolgy.Org minimally invasive diagnostic and treatments to get rid of each type of problem before it progresses and exercise and medical compression. ...Read more

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Varicose veins. What can I do?

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Varicose veins. What can I do?

See a specialist: As dr. Hertzman said, you should have an evaluation from a vein specialist. In the mean time though, there are simple things you can do which will help temporarily. These include using properly fitting compression stockings with adequate compression. Elevating your legs when you can gives relief, as does taking anti-inflammatory medicine. Regular exercise and no prolonged standing also helps. ...Read more

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How can I avoid varicose veins?

How  can I avoid varicose veins?

Lifestyle can help: Anything that reduces stress on the vein valves will keep them from wearing out. Exercise is great - walk all the time and take the stairs. Avoid sitting with feet down for long periods of time or standing. If you have a job that requires sitting or standing (like me), invest in 20-30 mm medical grade compression stockings and wear them! you can't change genetics, but you can choose your lifestyle. ...Read more

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Are all varicose veins unhealthy?

Not really: A varicose vein is one which has dilated due to increased "back pressure" in the vein. Several reasons, but commonly the one way valves have become incompetent , so gravity pulls the blood back down causing pressure. To many, these may be unsightly, but don't cause symptoms such as burning, itching, and a heavy, achy feeling. If yours do bother you, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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How can you treat varicose veins?

Ablation procedure: You can initially use compression stockings for conservative therapy. For more definitive treatment, typically need to get an ablation procedure performed (using laser or radiofrequency). May also need a combination with microphlebectomy. ...Read more

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How can I treat my varicose veins?

Get checked first: See a vein specialist and get an ultrasound to see the cause of your problems. Compression hose, exercise and leg elevation will be suggested. If conservative treatment fails you may need ablation, injection or removal of your abnormal veins. See sirweb.Org under varicose veins for info. Use doctor finder same site for interventional radiologist in your area. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get varicose veins?

No: No, varicose veins are never normal. They are very common and become increasingly common with age but varicose veins are a manifestation of part of a body system that is failing, or has failed. So varicose veins are never normal. ...Read more

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What can I do about varicose veins?

Varicose vein: Firstly need to be evaluated to determine the source,venous Doppler sonogram and s the best evaluation,once done a treatment plan can be determined ...Read more

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What is the cause of Varicose Veins?

What is the cause of Varicose Veins?

Bad valves: Varicose veins are caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, (varicose), leak fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers. It is treated by laser ablation. ...Read more

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How to cure unsightly varicose veins?

No cure: There are many very effective treatments for existing varicose veins, as dr. Nielsen said. Unfortunately, there is no cure. No treatment will guarantee that you will never get another varicose vein as long as you live. When it comes to treating varicose veins, control is the name of the game. Periodic check ups and maintenance treatment when necessary, will give you the best long term results. ...Read more

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How do you treat large varicose veins?

How do you treat large varicose veins?

See vein specialist: I would recommended seeing a vein specialist will likely recommend an ultrasound of you leg veins to look for the cause of your varicose veins. Often, treatment may involve compression stockings (conservative treatment), laser or radiofrequency closure of the veins with bad valves that are causing the varicose veins, phlebectomy of surgical removal of the varicose veins, or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What can I do about my varicose veins?

What can I do about my varicose veins?

Can be treated: Varicose veins can be an uncomfortable and unsightly problem for many. When veins are particulary uncomfortable there are several different procedures that can be done. Treatements range from stopping the blood flow to the swollen vein with a laser, to surgically removing the entire damaged vein. A vein treatment center or a vascular surgeon can review all the current options for treatment. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat varicose veins?

Surgery v no surgery: Start with support hose & observation.The gold standard is to have a venous reflux exam and laser closure of the leaking valves of saphenous followed by microphlebectomies or sclerothrapy of the vv. Vein stripping is still done but newer treatment have faster recovery.. See a vein specialist. To discuss for eval and discuss options. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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