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What causes veracose vains?

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Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine
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In brief: Weakened vein valves

Varicose veins occur when the valves do not function properly, blood pools and the walls bulge.
Blood flowing from the feet and legs to the heart must move against gravity without a pump. Instead valves open and close to move blood upward. Treatments include wearing pressure hose, exercises, uncrossing legs, avoiding long periods of standing, and surgery. Varicose veins seem to run in families.

In brief: Weakened vein valves

Varicose veins occur when the valves do not function properly, blood pools and the walls bulge.
Blood flowing from the feet and legs to the heart must move against gravity without a pump. Instead valves open and close to move blood upward. Treatments include wearing pressure hose, exercises, uncrossing legs, avoiding long periods of standing, and surgery. Varicose veins seem to run in families.
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine

In brief: A blockage

There is a blockage to flow of blood back from the legs to the heart.
It is usually not in any way life threatening but can be very unsightly. It can be dealt with by a vascular surgeon or a radiologist trained in its treatment.

In brief: A blockage

There is a blockage to flow of blood back from the legs to the heart.
It is usually not in any way life threatening but can be very unsightly. It can be dealt with by a vascular surgeon or a radiologist trained in its treatment.
Dr. Marvin Den
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