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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Overview)

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 long period of time.


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What are the signs, symptoms of varicose vein?

Vein signs: Signs range from visible spider veins to larger flat blue veins to bulging varicose veins to swelling to reddish and/or brownish skin discoloration to waxy shile skin scars to ulceration. Bleeding can occur and when there is severe inflammation in the vein, you can have redness, swelling, warmth, and pain and tenerness over the affected vein. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Overview)

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 long period of time.


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What can I do about varicose veins?

What can I do about varicose veins?

Varicose veins: Most common treatment for varicose veins is endovenous ablation with laser (EVLT) or radiofrequency heat (Venfit). Other common treatments include phlebectomy surgery and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Stripping of veins has traditionally been used in the past but is not common today. Seek opinion from board-certified vascular surgeon as they are vein experts that can offer all options to you. ...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
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Wear support stockings
Daily
Get a venous ultrasound for reflux
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Is it normal to get varicose veins?

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 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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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

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

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
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Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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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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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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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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