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Athletes and Varicose Veins: Are You at Increased Risk?

Most people think of athletes as immune to common health problems. But if Michael Phelps can have asthma and Billie Jean King can have Type 2 diabetes, then athletes can have varicose veins, as well. Because of the genetic component,

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Even Famous People Can Get Varicose Veins

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Fame, wealth, and celebrity don’t exempt people from experiencing common health conditions, like varicose veins. Several well-known actresses have dealt with swollen, painful leg veins — all with the glare of the spotlight upon them. While they certainly could have

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Who Gets Varicose Veins?

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Not everyone gets varicose veins. Some people just happen to be more prone to them. Symptoms of varicose veins You may have varicose veins if you have one or more of the following symptoms: Blue or purplish veins Bulging and

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Varicose Veins and Cancer Treatments

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If you have varicose veins, you already know first hand about uncomfortable symptoms of pain, swelling, cramping, heaviness, and itching, as well as the bulging (and sometimes unsightly gnarls of blue and purple) veins on the legs and feet. What

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How to Improve Your Veins

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Yes, it is possible to improve your veins and even decrease the chance that you’ll develop varicose veins. If you already have varicose veins, you can even lessen their severity and keep them from developing into an even more complicated

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Varicose Eczema: When it Becomes an Urgent Problem

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Is Varicose Eczema Serious? Yes, varicose eczema is serious, since it is a warning sign that the skin is being damaged by inflammation. If neglected and left untreated, varicose eczema will inevitably lead to a painful leg ulcer or worse.

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What to Do If You Have Varicose Eczema

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What should you do if you have varicose eczema? First and foremost, you should seek a medical opinion, preferably from a vein specialist. Varicose eczema is considered to be a serious medical condition. You have time to seek proper medical

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Varicose Eczema–How Serious Is It?

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What is Varicose Eczema? Varicose Eczema is an inflamed area of skin on the leg, with distinct color and texture changes. It is caused by a fault in the function of the veins under the skin called superficial venous reflux.

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What to Do If You Think You Have Varicose Veins (When to Seek Non-Surgical Treatment of Varicose Veins)

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If you suspect that you have varicose veins or a vein specialist has confirmed the diagnosis already, the next steps are crucial for your vein and overall health. For some people, varicose veins never progress past their current state. However,

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Normal Veins v. Varicose Veins: How to Tell the Difference

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Varicose veins are one of the most common venous issues that people can suffer from. Affecting up to a third of all adults, they can cause enough problems to warrant being able to tell them apart from veins that happen

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