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What Can Be Making Varicose Veins Worse
Prolonged standing : Heredity, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, not using compression stockings, heat ( hot climates), inactivity, not using your calf muscle...Some say obesity but even skinny people have varicose veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
No: Fortunately, sitting doesn't cause you to get varicose veins and doesn't make them worse, as dr. Bulger said. Standing is actually far harder on veins than sitting is. Sitting for long periods of time can make symptoms from varicose veins worse though, especially swelling. Getting up and taking 5 minute walks every hour or two can make a big difference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Laser vein treatment: See a vein specialist or phlebologist. There are a variety of tools to address your issue. Laser vein treatment, phlebectomy and sclerotherapy are all incredibly effective in the right hands and done in office. Phlebology.Org for referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely Not: In fact, compresssion stockings are often the 1st line of management for treatment of symptomatic varicosites, along with daily elevation of the limbs and an adequate exercise regimen - known as "consevative care". The stockings act to help keep blood flowing through the limb, and diminsh the venous pooling, which leads to venous hypertension, eventually causing the bulging, dilated varicose veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Starting to get a blue raised vein on my calve, family history of varicose veins, I'm so scared it'll get worse
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How does a thigh lift affect varicose veins? I have a lot of varicose veins. Will a thigh lift get rid of them or make them worse?
The : The varicosities will certainly not be addressed with the tighlift procedure. There will be swelling post operatively that can make the veins appear worse temporarily, but should not affect the appearance long term. The surgeon does need to be careful not to violate the superficial venous system or the lymphatic system, this can lead to more permanent lower extemity swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have varicose veins and “brawny” skin discoloration near my right ankle.What are various ways to relieve, eliminate, and prevent it to get worse?
Stockings: medical grade compression stockings (15-20 mm Hg or higher) will help with symptoms but to eliminate the veins you need to see a phlebologist or vascular surgeon. you need a venous ultrasound to see if you have saphenous vein insufficiency and if so get it treated with a procedure called ELAS. Google it but it is very straight forward ...Read more
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