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How could i prevent swollen ankles and varicose veins?

How could i prevent swollen ankles and varicose veins?

A few things: Regular exercise, good supportive shoes, avoid excess sodium intake in the diet. If you do a lot of standing, wearing compressive stockings can be of help. ...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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Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Need to be examined: With your history we can not tell you what caused the red spots and it needs to be examined by your doctor so make an appointment and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen.have vericos veins and looks purpleish down foot .had cramp on inside of lft thigh.hands and legs get numb.

Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen.have vericos veins and looks purpleish down  foot .had cramp on inside of lft thigh.hands and legs get numb.

Vein problems: you are having vein problems beside your varicoses vein,your deep vein system is not working as good as it supposed to be,that why you are having the swelling and the discoloration. you need to wear knee high pressure stocking all the time,you can takes them off while you are in bed and while you are keeping your legs elevated. avoid long standing,and sitting,walk frequently.and keep your legs up. ...Read more

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Had varicose veins stripped in Nov. Now a swollen bruised hard area has appeared. Any concerns?

Had varicose veins stripped in Nov. Now a swollen bruised hard area has appeared. Any concerns?

Where??: where?? what part of the legs?? any edema with it ?? could be superficial vein how did you have your vein stripped? there is at least three different methods if no pain or edema that is assuring if there is a pain and edema go to the ER ...Read more

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I have varicose veins and it has my leg swollen and in pain to the point that it hurts to walk. What do I take to help the pain?

I have  varicose veins and it has my leg swollen and in pain to the point that it hurts to walk. What do I take to help the pain?

Evaluate first: First see a phlebolgist for evaluation of the problem. It is most important to first make sure that there is no deep vein thrombosis. If the problem is due to superficial venous insufficiency there are number of treatments that are possible including ablation of the abnormal veins using a laser, radiofrequency, or sclerotherapy. In the meantime conservative treatment includes leg elevation and compression stockings. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful. However it is very important to have an evaluation to make sure there is no underlying severe abnormality. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What would cause several varicose veins to suddenly appear on legs? Also have sudden onset of patches of spider veins around ankles

What would cause several varicose veins to suddenly appear on legs? Also have sudden onset of patches of spider veins around ankles

Unhealthy valves: Varicose veins can appear at any time in life.They are caused by unhealthy valves in the veinsThrse valves can leak and blood falls back due to incompetency and gravity makes blood gathered in the veins and they get to be seen bulging and engorged.Spider veins are varicosity in smaller superficial veins.These can run in families,so there is genetic predisposition here. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more