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Have spider veins and the beginning of varicose veins. No medication till now. What is the cure for this?

Hi, I'm developing lots of spider veins and the beginning of varicose veins all over my legs, from the ankle all the way to my waist. I'm 32, 5'9", 195 lbs., small boned so about 35 pounds overweight. What concerns me is you can see all the larger veins through my skin. They are green in color and when I run my fingers across them they are indented. I can follow the whole vein with my eyes closed just by running my finger along the indentations. They hurt to the touch and are everywhere on my legs and now on my arms. They are even starting to hurt when resting. These veins were never there up to about a year or so ago and seem to me progressing. I'm worried I have a circulation issue but have no insurance. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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The first important step in management of varicose veins is self care, meaning losing weight, not wearing tight clothes, avoiding prolonged periods of standing and elevation of limbs while lying down. Compression stockings should be worn throughout the day. Other treatment modalities include Sclerotherapy, Laser surgeries, Vein stripping, Catheter assisted procedures, Endoscopic vein surgery and Ambulatory phlebectomy.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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