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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins On Legs (Overview)

Visible varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and potentially painful veins that are filled with an abnormal pooling of blood. Common causes include problems with blood flow in veins, pregnancy, and blood clots.


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I was on vacation last month and I would always be close to the bonfires we made. Does that cause varicose veins on the legs?

I was on vacation last month and I would always be close to the bonfires we made. Does that cause varicose veins on the legs?

Cause of Leg Veins: No. Heat to the legs or bonfires would have no association with the development of varicose veins. Varicose veins are typically the result of a genetically inherited condition referred to as venous reflux disease, in which an individual inherits weakened vein valves of the superficial veins of the legs. Sometimes trauma or blood clots can also lead to the development of varicose veins. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins On Legs (Overview)

Visible varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and potentially painful veins that are filled with an abnormal pooling of blood. Common causes include problems with blood flow in veins, pregnancy, and blood clots.


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What are the means to cure bleeding varicose veins when one is suffering from the same on two legs?

What are the means to cure bleeding varicose veins when one is suffering from the same on two legs?

Veins need: To be closed or removed. See sirweb.Org. Click patient tab at top. Select varicose veins from left menu. See venacure-evlt.Com for laser info. This is what i use. ...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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What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

What happens to blood in the leg after varicose veins are treated? Will there be scars?

Improved Circulation: Blood flow with varicose veins is stagnate with venous pools. 90% of venous flow in the lower limbs is completed by the deeper veins. Vv closure by rf or laser forces the blood flow into deeper veins away from the skin surface. Thus decreasing superficial vein pressures. With new micro stripping, laser/radiofrequency ablation--scars are minimal punctures and simple stab incisions-minimally. ...Read more

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Do you have any remedies to take away bulging varicose veins on legs?

See Vein Doctor: Modern day treatment of venous insufficiency which results in vv, leg pain, swelling can be nicely treated by a phlebologist trained to do procedures in the office. Using laser or radio frequency heat, major vein reflux can be eliminated, ropy vv can be removed with microphlebectomy, and spider veins treated with sclerotherapy. Phlebology.Org is helpful in finding doctor in your area. ...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
Daily
Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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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


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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