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What happens to veins after loss of muscle mass? (0 answers)
For many years I did squats with heavy weights leading to muscular legs & glutes. I had to stop due to back problem. I lost 40 pounds in 6 months, mostly due to muscle atrophy. What happens when veins are no longer needed, atrophy? hemorrhoids?
Are compression sleeves best for me? (1 answer)
I have just heard of the compression leg sleeves. I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my left thigh about a year and a half ago. I have the stockings and while they are very attractive, I was wondering if the sleeves would work?
How soon after microphlebectomy can I exercise? (2 answers)
How soon after my procedure can I resume body weight exercise, such as pistol squats, planks and pull ups? How soon after can I resume kettle bell practice (swings, snatches, get-ups)? Thank you.
Why do I have a lump? (3 answers)
Why am I having a big hard lump in my groin 2 weeks after Radiofrequency Ablation? Two weeks after ablation I started to develop a huge lump on my groin. It is getting harder and it seems like it is moving upwards and getting more painful everyday.
Are bruising and darker veins normal sclerotherapy results? (24 answers)
I have done my first sclerotherapy treatment two weeks ago. I have healed from most bruising but I feel that the veins are now darker and more visible. Is that normal? I had to be in the sun recently, but used a lot of sunscreen and covered my legs with a long skirt.
Is sclerotherapy safe during pregnancy? (20 answers)
While pregnant with my first child I've developed a large number of spider veins on my legs/thighs. Are spider veins more prevalent during pregnancy? Do they go away after delivery? Can I get sclerotherapy while I'm pregnant?
Can I do yoga after the sclerotherapy? (19 answers)
I had sclerotherapy on 4.19.12 on both legs. I stopped wearing compressing stockings after 2 weeks as recommended by my doctor. I walk whenever possible but would like to do my yoga also. Will yoga be harmful for the veins?
Are compression stockings contraindicated in my situation? (17 answers)
I have severe venous reflux in the right greater saphenous vein and a past history of heart attacks. I recently quit smoking and am being treated for high blood pressure. My cardiologist wants me to use compression socks. Is this a good or bad idea?
Is there a non-surgical way to manage pain in my legs coming from veins? (17 answers)
I am 26 and have had premature ovarian failure since the age of 19. Since then I have also felt pain in my veins on the side of my thighs and behind my knees. It gets worse with long periods of sitting or standing. Is there a way to reduce the pain without surgery? What can I do?
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