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Transcript of Varicose Veins
What is it?
Varicose veins are when the veins in the legs twist , swell and become very painful.
Varicose Veins can be caused by Aging, Pregnancy, Standing for a long period of time and being overweight.
Varicose Veins can be treated by avoiding standing or sitting for long periods of time without taking a break. When you sit try not to cross your legs for too long. A good exercise to prevent this is to lift your leg right above your heart.Do physical activities to get your legs moving and improve muscles . This helps blood move through your veins. If you are overweight try to lose some because the more weight you have the more pressure you have on your veins.To get rid of varicose veins you can ask your doctor about sclerotherapy. When they inject fluid into your veins and this makes them shrink. Also, you can have your doctor zap the vein with a light from a laser. Both
treatments are common.
The most common symptoms for
Varicoses veins include brusing, itching,
the feeling of heavy legs, spider veins,
and swollen legs.
Varicose veins believe it or
not are very common in
the U.S. There are 20-25 billion people with this condition. World wide there are 54 million people.
Men do get varicose veins, but it is not very common.
17% of men world wide have varicose veins.
Women are more likely
to get varicose veins due to pregnancy. 33% of women world wide have varicose veins.