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Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some
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SUNDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) — Spider and varicose veins in women can be caused by a number of factors, including hormone fluctuations, wearing high-heeled shoes, age, heat, obesity and type of occupation, says the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
In 2005, U.S. dermasurgeons (doctors who specialize in skin and vein-related conditions) performed almost 300,000 vein-related procedures, of which 86 percent involved female patients, according to the ASDS.
"Due to some predisposed conditions, varicose and spider veins may be inevitable for some people. However, there are many preventative measures and medical techniques available to diminish the appearance and pain associated with these vein conditions," Dr. Robert Weiss, president-elect of the ASDS, said in a news release from the society.
He offered the following advice:
— Robert Preidt
SOURCE: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, news release, June 20, 2008
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