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Conditions You May Experience Resulting From Untreated Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. They usually occur on the legs and can be painful. They are a common problem, affecting up to one in three Americans. There is no single cause of varicose veins, and someone who has them usually has…
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Tips for Identifying Severe Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a very common condition, affecting an estimated 25 percent of adults in the United States. While most cases of varicose veins are merely a cosmetic issue, these can become severe and even pose a health risk. If you’re…
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What Are the Symptoms of Leg Edema?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a disorder in which the valves in the leg veins are not functioning as they should, causes blood to pool in the veins. The pooling causes high pressure, which can lead to the leaking and buildup of fluid in…
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Can I Get Rid of Varicose Veins Without Surgery?

Varicose veins are not only a source of embarrassment; they can also cause pain and other distressing symptoms, such as swelling, itching, changes in skin color, and burning in your lower legs. The good news is there are a number of ways you…
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Are Untreated Varicose Veins Life-Threatening?

Varicose veins can form when the valves in the veins that keep blood flowing in the right direction do not work properly. This can cause blood to pool in the veins and make them larger. Before they grow, you may notice more prominent blue or…
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Common Procedures that the Vein Clinic of Kansas City Offers

Missouri Vein Specialists is a premier vein clinic serving the Kansas City metro area. Our team of vein specialists, headed by board-certified vein doctor Dr. Scott Darling, has been providing patients with excellent results since 1999. We are…
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How long does it take to recover from laser vein treatment?

Laser vein treatment is a highly precise way to treat varicose veins, which are the large, blue or purple ropy veins most commonly present on the legs. Laser treatment uses tiny focused light beams that emit heat to damage the abnormal vein,…
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Signs That Your Veins May Require a Vein Surgeon

Veins carry blood from the extremities back to the heart. Therefore, maintaining healthy blood vessels is of significance to achieving optimal health. Let’s talk about the signs which indicate your veins may require the services of a vein…
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Vein Doctor: Simple Steps to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

While varicose veins are often innocuous, they are downright unattractive, annoying, and in some cases, even painful. The good news is there are things you can do to effectively get rid of them— and it’s not rocket science. Listed below…
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Recovery from Vein Surgery

Plagued by burning or throbbing pain in your legs due to varicose veins? Your vein doctor will likely put you on a six- to twelve-month course of home and conservative treatment. However, if these fail to provide you with adequate relief, your…