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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 Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

REFERENCES:

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

Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/11/2016

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

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