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Varicose Veins


Posts to Ask Dr Stoll BB regarding Varicose Veins

There have been a few posts to the Ask Dr Stoll
Bulletin Board (BB) regarding Varicose and Spider Veins.
Many of them have been archived here. The archive is roughly
chronological. I hope you find it useful.


Varicose veins occur when the valves become incompetent and so the "standpipe" effect dilates the veins and further damages more valves. Pregnancy tends to increase this condition since the pressure on the veinous return in the pelvis, along with the increased blood flow to the pregnancy, puts a greater strain on this system.

Overweight, tight jeans and garters tend to worsen this condition for obvious reasons.

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1998: Jun Jul

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