Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Varicose veins unlikely to develop into blood clots

Similar to leaky pipes, veins, as they return blood to the heart, sometimes fail to close completely. They stretch out and subsequently leak near the surface of the skin, creating spider or varicose veins that may cause discomfort.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When to treat varicose veins

(HealthDay)—About half of the population will one day have a vein problem.

Genetics

Height may be risk factor for varicose veins, study finds

The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pregnant pause for thought

Pregnancy by all accounts can be an uncomfortable business with its ups and downs and periodic problems. Indian researchers list morning sickness, backache, bladder and bowel problems, changes in skin and hair, cramps, swelling, ...

Cardiology

Varicose veins tied to higher odds for blood clots

(HealthDay)—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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment of varicose veins

"Varicose veins" is a term commonly used to describe visible leg veins. But true varicose veins are dilated and very prominent. Small varicose veins may not be a problem, but as varicose veins worsen they become distended ...

Cardiology

Scientists identify mutations in venous valve disease

A team of scientists has discovered that mutations in the genes FOXC2 and GJC2 are associated with defects in venous valves, flaps within veins that help maintain proper blood flow.

Medical research

Ultrasound technology for varicose treatment

Researchers from the the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and collaborators from industry have developed new technology for varicose vein obliteration treatment by the means of focused, high-intensity ultrasound.

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