Varicose Veins? Put Them Under Pressure

Photo of a pair of legs wearing support hosiery to help treat varicose veins
A diagnosis of varicose veins can come with a lot of concerns and even more questions. One of the first is often: “How can I treat this?” There are many possible treatments for varicose veins, but the first step is usually compression stockings. Here’s how they work: The Problem: Vein
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What Causes Spider Veins?

Image of a pair of feet that have spider veins
You’re putting on the first pair of shorts of the season and you look down and see what looks like small, red and blue spider webs. These unfortunate webs are known as spider veins, or telangectasias, in the medical world. First, a quick explanation of what these pesky webs of veins a
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How Do You Get Spider Veins?

You’ve noticed bluish or purple veins just beneath your skin, spreading out with an appearance that resembles the pattern of a spider web.  These are spider veins, also called telangiectasias, and they may itch or burn, but generally do not cause pain. Many people are not aware of how
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