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Varicose Veins Overview

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Pregnancy Spider Veins

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Pregnancy almost always changes the quality of our skin. The odd stretch mark, a little pucker here and there, the occasional pimple and even a few spider veins may appear the surface of your skin. The reason your chances of developing varicose veins increases during pregnancy is because of the pressure that the uterus applies to the surrounding areas. Fortunately there are ways to deal with varicose veins during pregnancy.


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Dark Purple Veins

The Dark Purple Veins on your Legs

Varicose veins usually occur in the lower extremities. They often have a dark purple appearance, protrude from the leg, and can appear twisted. All veins contain valves that prevent blood from flowing backwards in the circulatory system. If there is a problem with a valve some blood may reverse flow and cause pooling. The term varicose means enlarged and swollen. Varicose veins are a surprisingly common condition. They affect 30% of the population, 80% of whom are women. Although it tends to occur in the lower extremities it can happen to any vein in the body. The reason read more…

Varicose Veins Diet

The 5 Must Have Foods for

those with Varicose Veins

Varicose veins usually occur when a valve inside the vein malfunctions. These valves are designed to promote blood flow toward the heart. Sometimes, when the valve fails, blood starts to pool and can cause the vein to enlarge making it look a deep purple colour. 4 out every 5 people who suffer from this problem are women.

The Cause of Varicose Veins

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Spider Veins Symptoms

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Large, painful and swollen are words often associated with varicose veins. Big and purple or small spidery veins are the first indications of a problem. Varicose veins usually appear on legs, but they can occur elsewhere. All veins contain valves that stop the blood from reversing the circulatory flow. These valves are called leaflet valves. In the lower extremities, where the veins are far from the heart, circulation can be a strain. If a valve malfunctions it can cause the blood to pool in that location.  Typically veins that become varicose are located near the su read more…