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Journey Through a Varicose Vein

Journey Through A VARICOSE VEIN 01 WHAT ARE Varicose & Spider Veins? Varicose veins are enlarged veins Spider veins are similar to varicose They can look like tree branches or that can be blue, red, or flesh-colored veins, but smaller. spider webs and can be found on the that often look like cords and appear thighs, backs of the calves, inside of twisted and bulging. the leg, as well as the face. 02 WHAT CAUSES Varicose & Spider Veins? Veins in the legs are trying to push If the valves that help push the The backed up blood makes the blood back to the heart which is blood up become weak and cannot veins look bigger which then beco- against the flow of gravity. push the blood back successfully, the blood becomes backed up. mes varicose. 03 HOW COMMON Are Abnormal Leg Veins? 50-55% of women in the US have 40-45% of men in the US have vein Varicose Veins Affects half of people vein problems (172.6 million women). problems (141.3 million men). 50 years and older. 04 WHAT FACTORS Increase Your Risk? Increasing age, Medical history Pregnancy, Obesity, Lack of Sun Exposure and damage. (Being born with weak veins, Previous movement. family members had it). 05 WHAT ARE THE SIGNS Of Varicose and Spider Veins? Pain after sitting or standing for a long time. Swelling in the affected areas. Rash that's itchy or irritated, and/or darkening of skin. 06 HOW CAN I PREVENT Varicose and Spider Veins? Wear sunscreen, exercise regularly, Control your weight to avoid Elevate your legs when resting, avoid wearing high heels for long especially exercises that work your putting too much pressure on your period of time, and eat low-salt, high-fiber foods (fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains). legs (walking or running). legs, and don't cross your legs for long periods of time. Brought To You By: INTERMOUNTAIN VEIN CENTER

Journey Through a Varicose Vein

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Learn the complete Anatomy of Varicose Veins. What they are, what they cause, how to prevent them, and much more.


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