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Aches, Pains and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common venous disorder affecting more than 35 percent of people in the United States. They are thick, knotted structures appearing under the skin, typically on the legs, caused by abnormal vein function. When the tiny valves…

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Exercise for Varicose Veins

Did you know exercise is not only good for your overall health, but can also reduce the appearance and symptoms of your varicose veins? Varicose veins can cause swollen, heavy-feeling legs along with painful aches and cramps. In addition to…

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What causes spider veins?

Spider veins are the slimmer, spindlier counterpart to varicose veins.  They are both a form of venous insufficiency, something that more than 40% of people will develop at some point in their lifetime. Like varicose veins, spider veins are abnormal…

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Are varicose veins hereditary?

Have you ever noticed if your mother, or her mother before had varicose veins? And then you started to wonder yourself if you might develop them, too? Varicose veins occur in approximately 35% of all adults, mostly women, but men…

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