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Varicose Veins (cont.)

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How can varicose veins be prevented?

Prevention of varicose veins may be accomplished by periodic leg elevation, avoidance of prolonged standing, and wearing elastic support hose. Regular exercise and control of weight can also be beneficial. These measures can prevent or slow down the progression of varicose veins.

Medically reviewed by Paul Skudder, Jr., MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialties in Vascular Surgery and Surgical Critical

REFERENCES:

Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, McGraw-Hill, edited by Eugene Braunwald, et. al., 2011.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/15/2014

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/varicose_veins/article.htm

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