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Varicose Veins

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Varicose Veins

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Why you may be more likely to get them (*this news item will not be available after 03/19/2012)

By Diana Kohnle Tuesday, December 20, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins are swollen, bulging and often painful veins that tend to occur in the legs.

Are you more likely than the average person to develop them? The womenshealth.gov website mentions these risk factors:Aging, due to declining function of vascular valves.Having a family history of varicose veins.Undergoing hormonal changes...

Why you may be more likely to get them (*this news item will not be available after 03/19/2012)

By Diana Kohnle Tuesday, December 20, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins are swollen, bulging and often painful veins that tend to...

Chronic Venous Insufficiency: What Is It?

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Disease Information : Chronic Venous InsuffiencencyWhat is CVI?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common cause of leg pain and swelling, and is commonly associated with varicose veins. It occurs when the valves of the veins do not function properly, and the circulation of blood in the leg veins is impaired. CVI may affect up to 20% of adults. CVI can be caused by damaged valves in the veins or vein blockage. Both may be a result of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the...

Two Varicose Veins Treatments Equally Effective

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Laser procedure was linked to better cosmetic outcome and blood flow, study found

MONDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although laser treatment and surgery are both effective in treating varicose veins, it appears that recurrence of one form of the problem is more common with the laser treatment, German researchers report.

Varicose veins are twisted and enlarged veins that usually occur in the legs. As many as 35 percent of adults suffer complications from varicose veins, usually when the...