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How can I prevent from getting a other varicose vein in my legs ?

How can I prevent from getting a other varicose vein in my legs ?

Stockings: The only treatment that will prevent you from getting more varicose veins is to wear compression stockings. This will prevent you from developing further enlargement and thus pain in current varicose veins. You may need treatment at some point but the stockings will help you most in the long run. ...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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Prevention of varicose veins on legs?

Prevention of varicose veins on legs?

No good way: Venous incompetence which leads to vv is a result of heredity, pregnancy, lifestyle (prolonged standing/sitting), age, obesity, and there are conservative measures which may help in decreasing the symptoms (leg pain, swelling, fatigue, heaviness, cramping, restless legs): compression hose, exercise, elevation of legs. Trained phlebologist can help advise you. ...Read more

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How can you prevent varicose veins in legs?

How can you prevent varicose veins in legs?

Not totally possible: The main reason why people get varicose veins is heredity. So, unless you can change your grandparents, there really isn't a lot you can do about your risk of getting varicose veins. You can do things like avoiding standing for long periods of time, wearing graduated compression stockings, and getting regular exercise (which can minimize how bad your veins become) but you can't change heredity. ...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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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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I have had superficial thrombophlebitis in my varicose veins in my left leg. How do I prevent it for the future?

Treat varicose veins: Prevention of recurrent superficial thrombophlebitis of varicose veins centers around the treatment of the varicose veins themselves. There are a variety of treatment options available and i would recommend that you see a vein specialist/phlebologist. In the meatime, compression stockings may aid in preventing recurence. Your physician may want to check you for clotting abnormalites as well. ...Read more

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I'm only 28 and I'm suddenly getting lots of varicose veins on my thighs. My legs frequently ache and feel bruised now. What causes these, prevention?

Damaged valves: Veins return blood to the heart and lungs for cleaning. Like fish ladders, veins have one way valves inside them every 4 to 6 cm to assist in, return to heart, flow against gravity. If one or more sets of valves becomes damaged, from clots, pressure or trauma the venous blood leaks out into small side veins and slowly develop into varicosities that you can see and feel. Ok to get checked 4 clot. ...Read more

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I have leg varicose veins.. What shall I do to get rid of them..?

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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Varicose vein burst, squirted stop bleeding after 24 hours should I get this followed up? What does this mean in the leg

Venous hypertension: As dr. Alves said, the reason for the bleeding is too much pressure in your veins or venous hypertension. Yes, you should follow up with a vein specialist, as dr. Landi said, because if the problem isn't corrected, you will bleed again. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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