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Diet for Venous Insufficiency: Foods to Prevent & Soothe Varicose Veins

Eating a healthy diet is essential to prevent or slow the development of varicose veins. While the foods we eat will impact all of our internal functions, there are specific goals when looking at vein health an…
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Remedy & Treatment for Itchy Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can often cause itching, especially with skin that is closer to the ankle and lower calf. These itchy varicose veins can lead to ongoing discomfort, so knowing how to quickly ease them can help y…
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What is Venous Insufficiency? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Venous insufficiency occurs when leg veins stop working efficiently. An estimated 40 percent of people in the United States have venous insufficiency, or CVI (“chronic venous insufficiency”). What is Venous Ins…
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Soothing Your Varicose Eczema

If you have varicose veins, you may develop varicose skin problems on your lower legs.. Here’s how the two are connected — and how you can soothe your varicose eczema symptoms.  Varicose eczema, also calle…
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How Are Varicose Veins and Weight Gain Related?

Varicose veins do not cause weight gain. However, carrying around excess weight IS considered a risk factor for developing varicose veins. So it’s important to understand how weight gain affects the risk of th…
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When Should You Get Treated for Varicose or Spider Veins?

Autumn is the Best Season for Vein Treatments Varicose veins and spider veins can be treated year-round safely, but there are certainly some times of the year that are easier to undergo treatment than others. I…
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What is the Least Painful Varicose Vein Treatment?

In the past, varicose veins were traditionally treated by a surgical procedure known as “vein stripping,” in which the veins were removed via surgical incisions while the patient was under general anesthesia. T…
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What Are the Different Stages of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins develop when blood doesn’t sufficiently move through veins but instead, pools in them. The condition is most common in the lower legs, down around the ankles and calves, and it’s more common in o…
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Why Do Varicose Veins Appear During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, there’s an increased blood volume in the body to help support the growing baby. Estrogen produced throughout the development of the baby also leads to veins that are dilated, so theyR…
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Pregnant and Now Have Painful Pelvic Varicose Veins?

Are Pelvic Varicose Veins Dangerous? If you have pelvic varicose veins you may be wondering if this is a serious problem.. Fortunately, this condition doesn’t generally cause any harm to most people beyon…
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