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Will varicose veins in my legs go away at all if I lose weight?
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
The symptoms that you are experiencing may improve but the veins will not go away until they been treated appropriately.

In brief: No
The symptoms that you are experiencing may improve but the veins will not go away until they been treated appropriately.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly improve
Because varicose veins swell with pressure, losing weight will help them possibly be less prominant.
However, they are also due to damaged valves in the veins, and once those are damaged they cannot be repaired. However, there are many treatments for this - see your doctor for a recommendation to a vein specialist.

In brief: Possibly improve
Because varicose veins swell with pressure, losing weight will help them possibly be less prominant.
However, they are also due to damaged valves in the veins, and once those are damaged they cannot be repaired. However, there are many treatments for this - see your doctor for a recommendation to a vein specialist.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Varicose veins
once there weight loss wont help as there is already a defect in the vein of course loosing weight will work to prevent new varicose vein development

In brief: Varicose veins
once there weight loss wont help as there is already a defect in the vein of course loosing weight will work to prevent new varicose vein development
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: No
Weight loss is always a good idea, but drs.
Salartash and neilsen are right. The best you can hope for with veins from weight loss is that the your vein related symptoms might improve. Unfortunately, once a vein valve is broken, it isn't fixable. Fortunately, fixing your broken valves isn't necessary. Treatment to make the veins go away is what is needed, whether you lose weight or not.

In brief: No
Weight loss is always a good idea, but drs.
Salartash and neilsen are right. The best you can hope for with veins from weight loss is that the your vein related symptoms might improve. Unfortunately, once a vein valve is broken, it isn't fixable. Fortunately, fixing your broken valves isn't necessary. Treatment to make the veins go away is what is needed, whether you lose weight or not.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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