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Varicose Vein Prevention And Treatment

Varicose Vein Prevention And Treatment

Here’s a list of the different kinds of vein conditions and the treatment options available to patients.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

10 Home Remedies To Reduce The Appearance Of Varicose Veins

10 Home Remedies To Reduce The Appearance Of Varicose Veins

There are some amazing remedies that you can try from home to reduce the appearance of varicose veins.

Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Prevent Unsightly Varicose Veins

Prevent Unsightly Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are caused predominately from lack of circulation and muscle tone, so the first recommendation and the most obvious, is to increase the type of exercise that you are doing. Specific types of cardio like biking, jogging or the elliptical, are great ways to improve circulation and muscle composition.

Diagnosing And Treating Varicose Veins

Diagnosing And Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose and spider veins are treated with lifestyle changes and medical procedures. The goal is to relieve symptoms, prevent complications and improve appearance. Lifestyle changes are recommended for disease with non or only mild symptoms, and more for severe symptoms, where medical treatments may be necessary.

Varicose Veins Causes And Risk Factors

Varicose Veins  Causes And Risk Factors

Varicose veins and spider veins can be caused by weak or damaged valves in the vein. Veins carry blood back to the heart. Usually, when leg muscles contract with activity the blood is pushed back to the heart, working against gravity. Veins have valves that act as flaps, preventing blood from flowing backwards, pooling in the ankles and feet. If the valves get weak, blood can leak back into the lower leg. When backed-up blood makes the veins bigger, they can become varicose. Spider veins can also be caused by hormone changes, exposure to the sun, and injuries.

The Signs And Symptoms Of Varicose Veins

The Signs And Symptoms Of Varicose Veins

Varicose and spider veins can usually be seen on the skin.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

What Is Sclerotherapy?

This is a process that has to be completed by a trained and licensed physician to eliminate those pesky, protruding veins from the legs. Typically the way that the process works is that a solution is injected right into the vein that is visible and protruding. The solution tends to be a salt solution. When the solution hits the blood it causes the vessel to stick together after it swells briefly. This then turns into scar tissue that fades very quickly in time.
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