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Varicose veins
 
Standard Definition

Varicose veins are large, twisted veins, usually in the legs and feet, that result in pooling of blood and poor transport of blood back to the heart. They appear as bulging, bluish cords beneath the surface of the skin. Varicose veins can cause not only discomfort and cosmetic concerns, but also serious complications such as phlebitis (inflammation of the veins), skin ulcers and blood clots (thrombosis).

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Varicose veins develop when the veins stretch and their valves, which prevent back flow of blood, fail. In approximately 50% of cases the vein walls have an inherited weakness. Another significant factor is an increased 'intra-abdominal pressure' that results in an increased downward pressure and reduced blood return to the heart. Increased intra-abdominal pressure can result from liver disease, constipation, obesity, pregnancy, and simply standing on your feet for excessive amounts of time.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Family history, especially females
  • Pregnancy, premenstrual period and menopause
  • Standing for long periods
  • Obesity
  • Arteriovenous fistulas (abnormal blood flow between arteries and veins)
  • Constipation
  • Liver disease
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Prominent dark-blue blood vessels, especially in the legs and feet
  • Aching, tender, heavy or sore legs
  • Swelling in the ankles or feet, especially after standing
  • Breaks or ulcers in the legs
  • Superficial blood clots
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Hormonal testing
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Digestive function assessment
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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