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If your mother has varicose veins…don’t wait until you see them too

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Does your mother have bluish veins twisting and turning on the surface of her legs? As we age, the appearance of varicose veins is much more common especially in women. In-fact, recent data shows that varicose veins affect more than 22 million women over 40 in the US. The force of gravity overpowers the valves in the veins that are intended to guide blood flow from your body’s tissues to your heart. As they become damaged, the veins become misshapen and blood often pools in the lower legs, causing an achy pain and other issues.

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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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5 tips for a successful vein treatment

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Illinois Vein Specialists: Years Of Expertise In Vein Treatment And Patient Care

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