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Varicose Veins (Overview)

Are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous superficial leg veins. Upright position, meager tissular support, heredity, gender (female hormones/pregnancies) and life style may distend the vein triggering valvular incompetence and gravitational down flow (reflux) while the increased venous pressure will assure the progressive nature of the condition.


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What is the definition or description of: varicose veins?

What is the definition or description of: varicose veins?

Varicose Veins: Are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous superficial leg veins. Upright position, meager tissular support, heredity, gender (female hormones/pregnancies) and life style may distend the vein triggering valvular incompetence and gravitational down flow (reflux) while the increased venous pressure will assure the progressive nature of the condition. ...Read more

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Varicose Veins (Overview)

Are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous superficial leg veins. Upright position, meager tissular support, heredity, gender (female hormones/pregnancies) and life style may distend the vein triggering valvular incompetence and gravitational down flow (reflux) while the increased venous pressure will assure the progressive nature of the condition.


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How does risperdal consta cause varicose veins in the scrotal sac?

How does risperdal consta cause varicose veins in the scrotal sac?

? limited relation: Risperdal is used in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and adhd. Common side effects of Risperdal include diabetes, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, agitation, drowsiness.On nov, 26, 2012: 40, 253 people reported to have side effects when taking risperdal. Among them, 18 people (0.04%) reported varicose veins. Only 1 reported varicose veins, varicocle of the scrotum. Limited data. ...Read more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Show him/ her your legs and see if you have varicose veins. ...See more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Get a venous ultrasound for reflux
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What are the symptoms of varicose veins? Can you feel them blowing out?

What are the symptoms of varicose veins? Can you feel them blowing out?

Varicose veins: The symptoms of varicose veins can include leg aching, pain, heaviness, tiredness, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, throbbing, restlessness, and cramping. Typically the symptoms get worse the longer you are on your feet during the day. Occasionally, people probably are aware of when a small vein "blows out." they will have a pain and get a bruise where they didn't have an injury. ...Read more

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What are the signs you have varicose veins?

What are the signs you have varicose veins?

Bulging veins: Varicose veins are bulging wormy-appearing veins, generally of the legs. They will typically get larger when you stand and then shrink up when you elevate your legs and drain the blood from the legs. You can sometimes have associated swelling, an itchy rash, hyperpigmentation of the skin, or even an ulcer or open wound with severe cases. If you aren't sure, i would recommend you see your doc. ...Read more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Varicose veins are treatable with an office based procedure. See a vein specialist. ...See more

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What are the diagnosis possibilities for a female in relatively good health(some varicose veins)but that has swelling in one leg by knee cap and ankle?

What are the diagnosis possibilities for a female in relatively good health(some varicose veins)but that has swelling in one leg by knee cap and ankle?

Many Possiblities: Could be related to your vein disease, but also many other possibilities. Some possible venous reasons could be venous reflux disease, phlebitis, blood clots (DVT or SVT), or May-Thurner disease. Also have to worry about pelvic pathology causing compression of veins or lymphatics. Could be lymphedema. Could be arthritis or joint inflammation. Hormonal imbalances. Could be soft tissue inflammation ...Read more

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I saw a doctor who diagnosed varicose veins. Now he wants to do treatment. I suspect he is churning. What is significance of the condition?

I saw a doctor who diagnosed varicose veins. Now he wants to do treatment. I suspect he is churning. What is significance of the condition?

Get a second opinion: Varicose veins often cause pain, heaviness, cramping, and restless legs syndrome. They can also cause swelling, discolored skin, bleeding, blood clots, and ulcers. If you have varicose veins and any of these, it is worth considering having treatment done. If you have seen a doctor about your veins and you aren't sure about what you are being told, getting a second is always a good idea. ...Read more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Wear at least knee length support hose. Exercise. See a vein specialist. Don't ignore the veins. ...See more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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