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Will varicose veins in my legs go away at all if I lose weight?

Will varicose veins in my legs go away at all if I lose weight?

No: The symptoms that you are experiencing may improve but the veins will not go away until they been treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Will my swollen pubis (abdomen) go down if i can lose weight and will i struggle to lose weight if I have bad circulation in my right leg, ?

Will my swollen pubis (abdomen) go down if i can lose weight and will i struggle to lose weight if I have bad circulation in my right leg, ?

Weight loss: Yes weight loss will ultimately reduce adipose tissue in areas of question. I will be more difficult to exercise with vascular disease in leg but actually good for both. Exercise can improve circulation over time. Must proceed with caution. ...Read more

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I have these thread-like veins appearing all over my legs and I am only 16 years old. I exercise every day and eat healthy. Could puberty be causing these veins? Will they go away on their own?

I have these thread-like veins appearing all over my legs and I am only 16 years old. I exercise every day and eat healthy. Could puberty be causing these veins? Will they go away on their own?

See below: superficial varicosities are very common and are related more to genetics than anything else. If you are concerned about them for cosmetic nature, vascular surgeonor a vein clinic can help you. Don't be discouraged. It's a very common cosmetic problem. ...Read more

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How to gain weight in specific area? I don't gain weight on my legs at all, i know it's genetics but if i eat a lot will it eventually go to legs?

How to gain weight in specific area? I don't gain weight on my legs at all, i know it's genetics but if i eat a lot will it eventually go to legs?

Genetic: Skinny legs can be a genetic trait, but you can overcome by weightlifting and focusing on legs. Talk to your doctor before exercising and also consider hiring a personal trainer to help you attain your goals. ...Read more

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I have DVT and varicose veins and i wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

I have DVT and varicose veins and i wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

Walking : Good if you are on blood thinner. Need to check with your doctor to see if it is safe for more strenuous exercise. Be careful you don't have an embolus to your lungs. ...Read more

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Why do the veins in my arms start to burn and get real blue?

Why do the veins in my arms start to burn and get real blue?

Phlebitis: start with a Hx and an Exam by a PCP, maybe a venous US. RU on Estrogen? Is the problem one sided? Any weakness and numbness in the affected limb? RU a smoker? RU Short of Breath? Diff Diagnosis: 1. Superficial Phlebitis 2. Superior Vena Cava obstruction due to ? lung lesion 3. Deep Vein Thrombosis ...Read more

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Working night shift my legs are swollen in the mornning I am a diabetic but in good shape i take pills for my diabetes i sit sitting at desk all night the pills i take metphorming, glipezide, abacose the don't hurt swelling seems to go down if i go strait

Working night shift my legs are swollen in the mornning I am a diabetic but in good shape i take pills for my diabetes i sit sitting at desk all night the pills i take metphorming, glipezide, abacose the don't hurt swelling seems to go down if i go strait

Try compression: Compression stockings might help you with your leg swelling (edema). Also watch your salt and fluid intake. When you can sit during your shift, elevate your legs. If you are also having any chest pain or sob with the leg swelling, this is much more serious and you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I do cardio everyday want to lose few pounds. When I do, will the fat go away from thighs too and make them slimmer? Also when will I see results?

I do cardio everyday want to lose few pounds. When I do, will the fat go away from  thighs too and make them slimmer?
Also when will I see results?

Cardio: with cardio, you may experience fat loss through out your body. Whether or not your legs will be slim really depends on their intrinsic shape and genetics ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but at present have a crushed disc in my lower back and been told not to go work out how can I lose the weight?

I want to lose weight but at present have a crushed disc in my lower back and been told not to go work out  how can I lose the weight?

There is an option: Ask your doctor if they have any objection to water aerobics. This may represent a good compromise and cause very minimal pressure on your bulging disc. ...Read more

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Why does my leg/hip hurt more with rest. Esp if elevated takes 10 mins to weight bare each time? I do have quite bad varicose veins on both legs.

Why does my leg/hip hurt more with rest. Esp if elevated takes 10 mins to weight bare each time? I do have quite bad varicose veins on both legs.

Fluid and blood pool: Varicose veins can cause pain when we are still due to pooling of fluid in veins and tissue. Elevation helps but takes time. It does not prevent occurrence of symptoms long term. Compression stockings can be real helpful on day to day basis to prevent pooling. Eventually may need vein ablation after a proper evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight in my legs but i only gain weight in my stomach & back its genetics but my legs are unproptionate to my body :( what do I do ?

I want to gain weight in my legs but i only gain weight in my stomach & back its genetics but my legs are unproptionate to my body :( what do I do ?

Certain things: Certain things you can not change, like the genetic predisposition you just described. Exercise and a diet to mantain a healthy weight (decreasing your perception of disproportion) should help improving your image of yourself. Certain things you can change. ...Read more

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I work 12hrs shift and sometimes when I get off I have swelling in my legs, ankle and foot , but after I go to bed and elevate them the swelling goes ?

I work 12hrs shift and sometimes when I get off I have swelling in my legs, ankle and foot , but after I go to bed and elevate them the swelling goes ?

Get a Leg Up.: It sounds like the valves in your veins are beginning to fail. This allows the blood to slowly slip downward causing the edema. Long hours of standing can accelerate the condition. There is no easy solution that is compatible with the type of standing you do. Elastic hose, elevating the feet during breaks may help. It is the effect of weakened valves and gravity, go figure. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Probably not: I agree with drs. Hansen and d. Ipl might work for very fine spider veins but if your veins are bulging, you are liekly to be disappointed with the results you get from ipl. I would recommend seeing a vein specialist (phlebologist) who can evaluate your legs to make sure that there is no undersying vein trouble. If there isn't, then smaller veins can probably best be treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Why is all the muscles in all my arm and all my leg wasting away. I lift weight and it doesn't do anything. I use to be very tone but in losing weigh?

Why is all the muscles in all my arm and all my leg wasting away. I lift weight and it doesn't do anything.  I use to be very tone but in losing weigh?

I'm concerned...: Unexplained loss of muscle mass in a young person is concerning (especially if it is only on one side of the body) and should be investigated in person with a physical exam and possible labs and other studies (such as nerve studies). Many things can lead to this, including nutritional problems, lack of growth hormone or testosterone, nerve damage, etc. Be sure to be seen by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Swelling in legs and ankles I have seen drs here and went to physical thereapy, had a lift put in my shoe, and wear the support socks and my legs from the knee down swell. They put me on water pills and that did no good. Now when i walk i feel pain from

Swelling in legs and ankles I have seen drs here and went to physical thereapy, had a lift put in my shoe, and wear the support socks  and my legs from the knee down swell. They put me on water pills and that did no good. Now when i walk i feel pain from

Venous ultrasound: Yes, there are many causes of leg swelling. A venous ultrasound of the legs done by a vein specialist can rule out vein disease and then you can move on. Heaviness, swelling, restless legs etc can result from venous reflux, backward flow of blood backwards down the legs with prolonged standing and sitting due to inherited valve disorder. Can be treated in office procedures. www.phlebology.org. ...Read more

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What's the best exercise to burn leg fat and get slim legs? I run at the gym and am getting more toned but not slimmer legs?

What's the best exercise to burn leg fat and get slim legs? I run at the gym and am getting more toned but not slimmer legs?

Exercise vs Genetics: Fat distribution is inherited to a large extent. You can tone your leg muscles (great) but not spot-lose fat. You can only globally lose fat with exercise or diet. The only real option is plastic surgery! ...Read more

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If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

No: In fact, if you lose a lot of weight quickly they actually can get worse. Unfortunately, there are not any really effective treatments for stretch marks. Over-the-counter remedies like cocoa butter don't work. Laser treatments may help to lighten red or dark stretch marks. Fortunately they do tend to fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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