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What Causes Varicose Veins During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, your body undergoes a lot of strain and stress. You’re carrying extra weight, a whole person’s worth, so it’s not surprising that your body starts to react. One thing that can happen is the development of varicose veins. Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that appear just under superficial layer of your skin. They appear most often on your legs, but can manifest anywhere on your lower body. Many people want to know what causes varicose veins during pregnancy, and the answer usually depends on the person. However, the underlying causation is pretty understandable.  

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Are Varicose Veins a Risk Factor for DVT?

Varicose veins affect a large number of people in the United States. They appear just under your skin as swollen, enlarged, and often twisted veins. While a lot of people merely see them as merely a cosmetic annoyance, people with varicose veins have a greater risk for developing more serious conditions. To avoid these conditions, it’s important to get your varicose veins treated by a specialists like those at Illinois Vein Specialists.

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When do Varicose Veins Become Dangerous?

 

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Can Varicose Veins Cause Calf Pain?

Varicose veins are a disease that develops when a vein valve fails. They swell and become enlarged, often turning dark purple and taking on a bulging appearance. Since veins carry blood towards your heart, a failing vein means that you can develop problems in your extremities. However, varicose veins don’t always produce visible signs. In these instances, the varicose veins are deep inside of your body, making it impossible to see them. Because of this, you might start to experience discomfort, or even pain, in the area where the varicose veins are localized. Since they’re most commonly found in your lower body, that means that yes, varicose veins can cause calf pain.  

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Choosing  the  Right  Doctor

 Choosing  the  right  Doctor  to  treat  your  veins  can  be  a  challenge,  especially  because  the   contemporary  treatment  of  vein  disease  is  quite  different  than  what  was  done  even  as   recently  as  10  years  ago.  This  is  due,  in  part,  to  the  recent  U.S.  Board  Certified  medical   specialty  called  Phlebology,  which  focuses  solely  on  the  diagnosis  and  treatment  of  vein   disease.  While  many  physicians  offer  medical  services  relating  to  vein  disease,  only  a  few   are  Board  Certified  Phlebologists,  a  specialty  that  has  existed  only  since  2008.   In  addition,  the  modern  practice  of  vein  medicine  requires  mastery  of  specific   medical  technology.  Again  the  best  practitioners are Certified; this time in Ultrasonography.

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