Medical News Today: Treatment and prevention of spider veins
Spider veins are smaller and thinner than varicose veins and usually appear on the face or legs. They are generally painless and do not cause any health problems. However, some people may wish to treat them for cosmetic reasons. Learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of spider veins here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

When to Treat Varicose Veins
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- About half of the population will one day have a vein problem. For some, it will involve the thinner, blotchy spider veins that don't bother some people, but cause itching or burning in others. Still others will be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When to Treat Varicose Veins
Title: When to Treat Varicose VeinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 17, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Varicose Veins
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of witch hazel?
Witch hazel has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, so many people use it at home for common complaints, such as acne or varicose veins. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Tall people may be more prone to varicose veins
(Reuters Health) - Standing above the crowd puts people at greater risk of developing varicose veins, a large genetic study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HHMI Fellow Alyssa Flores ’20 Shares Lead Authorship on Venous Disease Study and Receives an Early Career Investigator Award
Geisel School of Medicine student Alyssa Flores ’20, part a team of Stanford University School of Medicine researchers who published a study on venous disease in the journal Circulation, says they found height to be an unexpected risk factor in developing varicose veins. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - October 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education News Research awards medical student Source Type: news

Varicose veins treatment: What are varicose veins and how can you get rid of them?
VARICOSE veins can be unsightly and bothersome for people who have them, but despite what many think, they can also pose some health problems. But what are they and how can you get rid of them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Taller People More Likely To Develop Varicose Veins
BOSTON (CBS) – More than 30-million people in the U.S. have varicose veins. Now according to a large Stanford study, the taller you are, the more likely you are to develop them. Varicose veins are swollen purplish vessels that pop out on some people’s legs as they age. They can be painful, a cosmetic nuisance and may increase the risk of blood clots in the legs. It’s currently not clear why some people get them and others don’t, so researchers studied the genetic data on almost 500,000 people and found that the same genes that predict a person’s height may also be linked to the development of ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Varicose Veins Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Your height may predict your risk of varicose veins
A study led by Stanford University scientists examines the genes of nearly 500,000 participants and suggests that height may be a cause of varicose veins. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Shorter People May Duck Risk of Varicose Veins
Title: Shorter People May Duck Risk of Varicose VeinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 25, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Shorter People May Duck Risk of Varicose Veins
Every additional 4 inches in height increases your risk of varicose veins by about 25 percent, said researcher Dr. Erik Ingelsson, a professor of cardiovascular medicine with Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Tall? Better Watch Out For Varicose Veins
(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Varicose Veins Source Type: news

The taller you are the more likely you are to suffer from varicose veins
Study of more than 490,000 people by Stanford University found that the genes that code for height may also cause valves in veins to break down. This might allow blood to flow back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you tall? Watch out for varicose veins
Height may be a genetic risk factor for varicose veins, according to a study researchers are calling "the largest genetic study ever performed for varicose vein disease." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
-- Varicose veins and spider veins typically occur in the legs and can cause significant pain, swelling and an itchy rash, the Office on Women's Health says. Varicose veins are often caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. Spider veins are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes stasis dermatitis and ulcers?
Stasis dermatitis is a skin condition that affects the lower legs and can cause swelling, itching, and ulcers. It often occurs in people with conditions that affect blood flow in the legs, such as chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Without treatment, it can lead to severe complications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Model, 57, paid for a hysterectomy after an agonising pelvic condition caused her to pass out
Angela Tuffnell, 57, from Cheshire, spent years battling varicose veins hidden inside her pelvis, leaving her in pain so excruciating she could barely stand and would even pass out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At-home lamp treats painful ulcers and varicose veins due to infrared and UV rays killing bacteria
Researchers from the University of Manchester found that the light, which gives off a combination of infrared and UV rays, improves ulcers by 83 per cent after three weeks with no side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading cosmetic nurse joins board of vein treatment body
The British Association of Sclerotherapists (BAS), which represents those carrying out cosmetic treatment for varicose veins, has announced that registered nurse Emma Davies is to join its board. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Why the NHS would be wrong to stop treating people for varicose veins  
Varicose vein surgery is one of 17 procedures the NHS may limit under plans to cut treatments deemed ‘unnecessary’, as revealed last weekend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Workplace interventions for reducing time spent sitting at work
Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. There are a number of different approaches to reduce the amount of time we spend sitting down while at work. One option that is increasing in popularity is the sit-stand desk. These are desks that are designed to allow you to work at your desk sitting down or standing u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Varicose veins: You could prevent the condition by doing this regularly
VARICOSE veins treatment normally involves surgery or a procedure where needles are inserted into the protruding blood vessel. Compression stockings are also used to improve circulation and stop the veins getting worse. You could prevent varicose veins by doing one particular thing regularly - solving symptoms which include pain and itching. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins: You could prevent the condition by doing this
VARICOSE veins treatment normally involves surgery or a procedure where needles are inserted into the protruding blood vessel. Compression stockings are also used to improve circulation and stop the veins getting worse. You could prevent varicose veins by doing one particular thing regularly - solving symptoms which include pain and itching. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins: Prevent unsightly lumps with this lifestyle change
VARICOSE veins treatment normally involves surgery or a procedure where needles are inserted into the protruding blood vessel. Compression stockings are also used to improve circulation and stop the veins getting worse. You could prevent varicose veins by doing one particular thing regularly - solving symptoms which include pain and itching. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Home remedies for varicose veins
Varicose veins affect around 20 percent of the population. In some people, they may be very uncomfortable and even painful. In this article, we look at some home remedies and natural treatments that can relieve the swelling and pain associated with varicose veins. We also discuss treatment options for varicose veins. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vulvar varicosities: What to know about varicose veins on the vulva
Vulvar varicosities are varicose veins that appear on the vulva. These veins may appear misshapen and swollen and often occur during pregnancy or when a woman has other varicose veins on her body. In this article, we look at what causes vulvar varicosities, how they are managed, and if they can be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do compression stockings help to treat varicose veins?
Doctors often recommend compression stockings to improve circulation, prevent varicose veins from becoming worse, and reduce pain and discomfort. They may be knee-high or thigh-high, and various types exert different pressures. We discuss the pros and cons of compression stockings. Learn to choose the right ones here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

Early varicose vein treatment best for faster ulcer healing
Treating venous leg ulcers by taking swift action to destroy or close faulty veins can significantly improve the chances of healing, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Varicose veins surgery rises because of middle-aged runners
EXCLUSIVE: Some 20 per cent more runners aged between 40 and 60 had treatment over the last year according to figures from Veincentre, a London-based clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins on the rise because MARILs want to look good in shorts
EXCLUSIVE: Some 20 per cent more runners aged between 40 and 60 had treatment over the last year according to figures from Veincentre, a London-based clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can essential oils reduce varicose veins?
Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the veins as it tries to return to the heart to pick up fresh oxygen. They are common in people's legs as they age and can be irritating and often painful. We discuss some essential oils and other treatments that may ease symptoms and reduce the appearance of varicose veins. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Haiti model who hid her 'ugly' leg for 14 years is successful model
Berlange Presilus, 28, who is originally from Haiti and now lives in Toronto, has a port wine stain and prominent varicose veins on her right leg due to rare disorder known as Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model, 28, hid her 'ugly' leg for 14 years
Berlange Presilus, 28, who is originally from Haiti and now lives in Toronto, has a port wine stain and prominent varicose veins on her right leg due to rare disorder known as Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mar 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Mar 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Obesity in young people, type-2 diabetes, the risks of varicose veins, on-pump vs off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery and an ACC preview are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Risk for Deep Venous Thrombosis Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Risk for Deep Venous Thrombosis
Adults with varicose veins are at significantly increased risk for incident deep venous thrombosis, a large retrospective cohort study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

DVT More Likely With Varicose Veins
(MedPage Today) -- Pulmonary embolism, PAD also associated in population-based study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clots
Title: Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood ClotsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 28, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clots
Varicose veins are a common condition affecting about 23 percent of American adults, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins may be a warning sign of deadly blood clots
Researchers from China Medical University found people with varicose veins are at a five times increased risk of developing DVT - a clot in the legs which can lead to amputation or even death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are varicose veins a warning sign of potentially deadly clots?
Varicose veins may be an early warning sign of potentially deadly blood clots, suggests a study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clots
TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 -- Those tangled blue varicose veins that can pop up on your legs as you age may be more than unsightly: New research suggests they might quintuple your risk of dangerous blood clots. Known as deep venous thrombosis (DVT),... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'I wouldn’t wear skirts for 10 years' Varicose veins sufferer finally goes under the knife
IT WAS a passing comment from a relative that made Emilie Marsden realise she had to finally do something about her varicose veins. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins? Why January and February are the best time of year to seek out treatment
VARICOSE veins are a condition that will affect up to 30 per cent of us in our lifetime. There are a number of cutting-edge techniques available for treating symptoms - which include pain and itchiness - but an expert has revealed why removal in January and February is the best time of year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about varicose vein pain
A look at varicose vein pain, a condition where swollen veins become painful. Included is detail on prevention, potential causes, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is sclerotherapy?
Learn all about sclerotherapy, a procedure most commonly used to treat varicose veins. We examine how it works and what is expected from this treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

Medtronic is closer to VenaSeal coverage: Here ’ s how
Medtronic’s VenaSeal system [Image courtesy of Medtronic]Medtronic is touting new CMS codes for its VenaSeal varicose vein closure device – codes that company officials think bring the device closer to positive coverage from public and private insurers in the U.S. CMS announced the new codes on Nov. 1 as part of final rules for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (CMS-1676-P) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems (CMS-1678). The new rules take effect Jan. 1, 2018. “This definitely represents progress for us as we seek positive coverage for Ven...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Medicare News Well Medtronic varicoseveins Source Type: news

Scandal of private health sharks overcharging patients
Linzi Brown, from Ringwood, Hampshire, was horrified when she was told she would need to pay £15,000 for a complex varicose vein removal procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groin hernia and varicose vein surgery removed from patient reported outcome measures
Changes are being made to the list of elective surgeries covered by patient reported outcome measures, the “before and after” research to measure how much patients feel they have benefited from their operation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

40 minute laser blast that ends years of leg ulcer pain
The procedure (pictured), which involves a fine laser fibre being threaded into to vein to deliver heat energy, is similar to the one commonly used to treat unsightly varicose veins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news