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Vitamin C And Varicose Veins
Not at all: Despite the claims that you will read that state otherwise, vitamin k supplements have no effect on varicose veins whatsoever, as drs. Hansen and zimmett said. If you have varicose veins that you want to do something about, you should see a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Can we diagnose varicose veins through blood work ? Can ESR and D dimer results be helpful in diagnosis of varicose veins ?
Many bulging veins on top of feet. Duplex ultrasound showed no reflux or insufficiency & veins are not varicose. Can they be treated to improve look?
Vein specialist: Spider veins look like spider legs and are usually blue or red and very tiny(1-2 mm) and are several mm to cm long. Varicose veins are large bluish colored veins that are grape-like in appearance. Clots can be superficial on the skin , tender and easy to feel or deep below the skin requiring ultrasound to see associated with pain and swelling. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?
Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are some studies that show horse chestnut can have a positive effect on venous insufficiency. It apparently works on the lining of the vein called the endothelium. Because of this, it can decrease the amount of fluid that leaks from the veins as well as it is felt that this decreases the inflammation associated with venous insufficiency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can sitting for longer periods (especially: cross-legged or with one leg tucked under) lead to increased risk of formation of spider veins and varicose veins?
Probably not: In all of the 13 major studies that have looked at factors associated with the development of varicose veins, none have shown that crossing your legs when sitting plays any role in the formation of varicose veins. As dr. Landi said, varicose veins are due to leaky valves not venous stasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Compression stocking: Prescription compression stockings are the best treatment for prevention and care of varicose veins when you are pregnant. Ted hose usually don't give you enough compression. There is one study that has shown that nauea and vomiting during pregnancy can even be helped by wearing compression stockings! if you have vulvar and labial varicose veins, a v2 supporter can help. Talk to your obstetrician. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How do my venous thrombosis and varicose veins affect eligibility for a calf augmentation surgery? How is calf augmentation surgery different in a person with venous thrombosis and varicose veins on his feet? I am a 41-year-old woman. I take aspirin and p
Varicose Vein Laser: Yes. There are multiple types of vein lasers & they tend to be very effective for curing vein diseases. An endovenous laser treatment, known as evlt, is used to treat varicose veins. Other types of surface lasers are used to remove spider veins. Often combined treatment are used, i.e. Laser and sclerotherapy vein injections. Make sure you see a vein specialist (vascular surgeon) to discuss. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Horse chestnut has been shown in medical research to benefit symptoms related to varicose veins. It often relieves symptoms of achiness and fatiuge in the leg and can also help improve swelling of the lower legs and ankles. I am not aware of any medical research showing benefit with blueberries. Just so you know, the horse chestnut will not resolve the veins & they will get worse with time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wait: The compression stockings are likely making them not as bad as they would be otherwise. If you don't have thigh highs, get those in 15-20. Walk. Manage weight gain in accordance with your ob's recommendations. If the spider veins haven't resolved 6 mos after birth, see a vein specialist or phlebologist. Phlebology.Org for referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would knee high compression socks help varicous veins behind the knee? And blood pooling due to pots and eds? Or do I need thigh highs?
Vascular surgeon: I feel that knee high compression stockings would not be helpful in your case and that thigh high ones are indicated. A vascular surgeon with special interest in chronic venous insufficiency would be best qualified to evaluate you and prescribe the type and specific strength of compression stockings most appropriate for you. ...Read more
Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids have a mild blood thinning property. You list pulmonary embolism as one of your conditions. It definitely wouldn't be enough anticoagulant to treat that very serious condition. B-complex does not have anticoagulant properties. If you are taking coumadin/warfarin, tell your doctor about all the medications and supplements you are taking. ...Read more
I've heard vitamin C helps with preventing wrinkles and skin aging. Does this mean topical vitamin C products, or taking vitamin C internally?
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