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Varicose veins are swollen veins emerging near skin surface. Veins carry blood from cells and tissues back to heart, where blood cells could get oxygen.
Varicose vein is a common disease, with 30% of adults infected. Older people, women, overweight and who have to stand a long time have higher varicose vein risk.
Symptoms may include:
There may be some signs or symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.
For many people, varicose veins are mainly cosmetic problem. But for others, the disease causes symptoms and serious problems. If you worry about your medical condition or treatment at home but it is not effective, you should go to the doctor or to hospital for examination.
Varicose veins are caused by vein valves becoming weak and unable to prevent blood accumulation. The disease is not contagious or inherited but it is in family history.
There are many risk factors for this disease such as:
If there are no risk factors, it does not mean you cannot get sick. These factors are common and just for reference only. You should consult a specialist doctor for more details.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
Doctors diagnose from foot exam results and symptoms have appeared. If diagnosis is not clear, your doctor may request an ultrasound to take pictures of veins and exclude other diseases.
Treatment for varicose veins have three main methods:
The blood vessels are removed or pinched to stop the blood supply. There are many ways to perform surgery as laser surgery, ablation therapy and laparoscopy.
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with this disease:
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you. Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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