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How can I prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Diet

Soft bowel movements, high fiber, high fluid diet.

In brief: Diet

Soft bowel movements, high fiber, high fluid diet.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varicose veins

There are many causes include heredity, obesity, multiple pregnancies, jobs that require prolonged standing, local trauma, previous clots, etc.
Treatment is either medical ,compression stockings, or surgical, minimally invasive procedures and can include phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, EVLA, RFA. Meet with a surgeon experienced in treatment of this problem to discuss options after having an ultrasound

In brief: Varicose veins

There are many causes include heredity, obesity, multiple pregnancies, jobs that require prolonged standing, local trauma, previous clots, etc.
Treatment is either medical ,compression stockings, or surgical, minimally invasive procedures and can include phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, EVLA, RFA. Meet with a surgeon experienced in treatment of this problem to discuss options after having an ultrasound
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varicose Veins

Varicose veins & hemorrhoids are 2 separate conditions & need to be addressed separately.
Both are hereditary. Varicose veins are avoided by maintaining normal weight, exercising, and wearing support stockings on the legs. Hemorrhoids are avoided by preventing constipation by staying hydrated, using stool softeners, not sitting for long periods, and avoiding straining or lifting heavy objects.

In brief: Varicose Veins

Varicose veins & hemorrhoids are 2 separate conditions & need to be addressed separately.
Both are hereditary. Varicose veins are avoided by maintaining normal weight, exercising, and wearing support stockings on the legs. Hemorrhoids are avoided by preventing constipation by staying hydrated, using stool softeners, not sitting for long periods, and avoiding straining or lifting heavy objects.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Prevention

The risk factors leading to vv are heredity, age, prolonged standing, pregnancy, and hormones.
Some of the risk factors for hemorrhoids are chronic constipation with constant straining, pregnancy, heredity, low-fiber diet. Many of the risk factors for vv are unavoidable. Compression stockings help. A high fiber diet, adequate hydration, avoiding prolonged sitting on the commode help hemorrhoids.

In brief: Prevention

The risk factors leading to vv are heredity, age, prolonged standing, pregnancy, and hormones.
Some of the risk factors for hemorrhoids are chronic constipation with constant straining, pregnancy, heredity, low-fiber diet. Many of the risk factors for vv are unavoidable. Compression stockings help. A high fiber diet, adequate hydration, avoiding prolonged sitting on the commode help hemorrhoids.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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