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Varicose Veins On Legs (Overview)

Varicose veins are enlarged (dilated) sections of veins which are located just under the surface of the skin - usually on the leg. They are often easy to see, as they look thick and knobbly. They may be less obvious if you are overweight, as they are hidden by fatty tissue under the skin. Http://patient. Info/health/varicose-veins-leaflet


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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
317 Doctors shared insights

Varicose Veins On Legs (Overview)

Varicose veins are enlarged (dilated) sections of veins which are located just under the surface of the skin - usually on the leg. They are often easy to see, as they look thick and knobbly. They may be less obvious if you are overweight, as they are hidden by fatty tissue under the skin. Http://patient. Info/health/varicose-veins-leaflet


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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?

Close leaking valves: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Varicose veins on legs (Tip)

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

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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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Varicose veins on legs (Tip)

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

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Varicose veins on legs (Tip)

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

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How to get rid of varicose veins on legs cheaply?

How to get rid of varicose veins on legs cheaply?

See Phlebologist: Workup for vv involves proper documentation of symptoms, physical findings, ultrasound findings, photos, and conservative treatment with use of compression hose. Insurance companies cover the treatment of the malady save for the co-pay and deducible. ...Read more

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Varicose veins on legs (Tip)

Moisturize the skin in the morning and at night. Wear support or compression stockings daily. ...See more

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Hello. How can I avoid varicose veins? I have already small varicose on my legs & my thighs, wish to give me advices to how remove it and avoid it.

Hello. How can I avoid varicose veins? I have already small varicose on my legs & my thighs, wish to give me advices to how remove it and avoid it.

Varicose veins: Unfortunately, no way to avoid varicose veins. If they are symptomatic suggest seeing a vein specialist. If not symptomatic, may be correctable but would likely not be covered by insurance. Before any treatment would suggest ultrasound to look for cause of the problem. ...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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Varicose veins on legs (Tip)

Body fit, move, maybe hose Feet raised up at rest You can try, but genes may rule. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: Varicose veins on legs?

What is the definition or description of: Varicose veins on legs?

Varicose veins: Varicose veins are enlarged (dilated) sections of veins which are located just under the surface of the skin - usually on the leg. They are often easy to see, as they look thick and knobbly. They may be less obvious if you are overweight, as they are hidden by fatty tissue under the skin.
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Varicose veins on legs (Tip)

Depends on size, level, and cause. Stockings, sclerotherapy, or surgery are in the realm of your va. ...See more

Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more


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