Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic annoyance, they’re a vascular concern. Here’s when you should see a doctor and what you can do to protect yourself.
Varicose veins aren’t usually cause for concern, but a recent study suggests a potential link to more serious health problems involving blood clots in deeper veins.
Think your spider veins are unsightly? Spider veins can be removed through sclerotherapy. In this procedure, a doctor injects a solution directly into the spider veins, which causes them to instantly collapse and disappear.
Nobody wants bulging, purple varicose veins on their legs or ankles. However, about half of adults have them, and they become more prevalent with age. What causes varicose veins and what can you do about them? Many people think they know, but James Bekeny, MD, a vascular surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, sets the record straight. … Read More
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They may be ugly, but varicose veins and spider veins usually are only a cosmetic issue. However, sometimes, these bulging veins on the skin surface can signal a deeper problem. “Varicose veins and spider veins are a plumbing issue,” says dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD. “They’re almost like leaky valves that are not capable of pushing … Read More
You might think of varicose veins as an older woman’s problem, but it may actually have more to do with your lifestyle than your gender. Varicose veins are common in adults. More women than men seek treatment for varicose veins, but men are also at risk for weakened and distended veins. Increasing age and physical … Read More
Varicose veins might appear to be a cosmetic issue, but they can cause problems beyond just making your legs look unattractive. Even if you aren’t bothered by your varicose veins, you should be aware of some problems that can occur if you ignore them too long. There are several different options for treatment of troublesome … Read More