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What is Venous Insufficiency or Varicose Veins?

What is venous insufficiency or varicose veins? Venous insufficiency is a medical condition in which the veins of the body (usually of the legs) cannot pump blood back to the heart. This causes blood to accumulate in the blood vessels and eventually enlarge (varicose veins) or dilate.

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Are Restless Leg Syndrome and Venous Insufficiency Related?

stifflegs.jpgRestless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, affects about 10-15% of people in the United States. Those who suffer from this condition often feel a strong urge to move their legs, accompanied by pulling, tingling, and crawling sensations. Patients often report symptoms worsening with age. 

RLS can interfere with sleep due to the constant need to reposition and move as well, so sufferers constantly feel fatigued. This can take a toll on personal lives if the fatigue is severe enough, causing difficulty concentrating, depression, and other medical problems.

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At What Age You Can Develop Varicose Veins?

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Varicose veins disease is a disease that can occur in anyone. Whether you are male or female, varicose vein disease is hereditary and your chances of getting them at some point in your life is one out of four.  Although varicose veins are fairly common, many people are under the misconception that they generally do not occur until you are much older.  This fact is simply not true.

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The Consequences of Untreated Varicose Veins. Venous Ulcerations.

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Varicose veins are a common problem for both men and women in the U.S. Many people show signs of bulging veins and spider veins, and suffer from symptoms of heaviness, minor leg pain, swelling, and even itching. However, some of the consequences of leaving your vein disease untreated can be serious. Here’s why.

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When is the best time to get you varicose or spider veins treated?

When is the best time to get you varicose or spider veins treated?

 

Varicose_veins_both_legsVaricose veins - those unsightly bulging things protruding from the sides of your legs - are often an annoyance and almost always require treatment.  Knowing that you may need treatment for your spider or varicose veins is certainly a start in the right direction; but when is the best time to actually have them treated?

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