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Varicose Veins in the Legs

The majority of people who suffer with varicose veins will have them either in their legs or feet. This is because when we stand and walk we are in an upright position and this therefore increases pressure in the veins of the lower body. This in turn can cause damage to the veins thus making them varicose. Varicose veins are generally quite ugly in appearance, taking on either the bumpy look, also known as a bunch of grapes, or the thread veins or spider veins looks, which […]

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Causes of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can cause a great deal of distress for those unfortunate to suffer from them. They are pretty recognisable and are basically enlarged, discoloured and lumpy veins which appear on the upper and lower legs. In many cases varicose veins are painful and tend to be present in those over the age of fifty, although younger people are also prone to developing varicose veins. It is estimated that more women than men suffer from varicose veins. So what causes varicose veins? There are many theories behind […]

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Treating Varicose Veins

There are several measures that can be taken to treat varicose veins and which one will be most effective depends largely on the types of veins in question and the symptoms experienced by the patient. Although there is no real cure for varicose veins they can be managed in order to reduce pain and the unsightly appearance usually visible on the legs. The first method used to treat varicose veins is that of support hose or compression stockings. Compression stockings help veins to pump blood up the […]

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