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Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Varicose Veins?

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The answer is yes and no. Yes, people who have both diabetes and varicose veins have a greater risk of developing certain conditions and facing complications than people who do not. And no, diabetes does not cause varicose veins, nor do varicose veins cause diabetes. They are completely different conditions that impact many of the same body systems. Let’s look at how they overlap, and what it means to those who affected by both conditions.

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Myth: Varicose Veins Are a Normal Part of the Aging Process

mari-lezhava-265675.jpgDo many older people have varicose veins? Are varicose veins a normal consequence of growing old? Contrary to popular belief, no they are not. The only true cause of varicose veins is damaged or weakened valves in the veins. There are, however, many risk factors that contribute to the development of varicose veins. Let’s look at a few of them:

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New Technologies Dispel Old Myths Surrounding Varicose Vein Treatment

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A lot of the myths associated with vein disease are rooted in the antiquated practice of vein stripping. Vein stripping was the primary way to treat varicose veins before new technologies developed that proved to be safer and more effective at treating varicose veins. Read on to find out more about vein stripping and new technologies:

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5 signs that you should GET A SECOND OPINION FOR VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT

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  1. If your ultrasound was done in the sitting position or lying down. This could create false positives within your veins. All venous ultrasounds should be done in the standing position to ensure proper results.
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Why Board Certification is a Must for Vein Treatment.

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There’s a misconception out there that vein disease is a cosmetic problem not requiring proper medical attention, however, vein disease is, first and foremost, a circulatory disease and frequently the result of genetics. If left untreated, varicose veins could lead to serious side effects, like deep vein thrombosis, venous ulcerations, restless legs and more.

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