Varicose Veins

@magallon (18104)
Philippines
June 27, 2016 1:11am CST
Yes, I have varicose veins. I noticed it after I had my second baby. I was 27 years old then. Varicose simply means enlarged or swollen. Although varicose veins may occur anywhere in the human body, they are most commonly found in the legs and feet, particularly in the calves. Varicose veins does not occur in women only but also in men. My older brother has many varicose veins in his feet. Mine is like the one that you can see in the picture but not as many as that. Sometimes I hesitate to wear a dress that is above the knee. Should I feel ashamed of my varicose veins? Do you have varicose veins too?
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@skysnap (18049)
27 Jun 16
My mother has pain with those veins.
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Yes, varicose veins are painful. Sometimes, I can't sleep at night unless I apply some pain killers on it.
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@skysnap (18049)
27 Jun 16
@magallon I massage her feet but that doesnt help all the time.
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
@skysnap My son also massage my feet but sometimes it just give me more pain. So I always use pain killers.
@thelme55 (15229)
• Germany
27 Jun 16
You don't have to be ashamed. I have read online that apple cider is good in treating varicose veins.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
hi @thelme55! How can an apple cider gets rid of varicose veins? It is very interesting if it really does.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
@thelme55 Thank you so much! I wonder if someone in Mylot does it.
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@thelme55 I am interesred to know that. Thank you.
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@ilocosboy (39139)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
no i dont have but my aunt has,i think you can get varicose because you are tired and hold a cold water
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Yes that's one of the causes also. When we wash our tired feet or hands with cold water.
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@sj3011 (630)
27 Jun 16
Yes you can if you want to wear most important if your hubby loves to see you in that. No issues then.
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Thanks... It is my children who tells me if I look good or not. My husband is already in Heaven.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jun 16
I'm lucky not to have them, but I would wear dresses and hose if I were you.Very likely nobody would notice your varicose veins. I hardly ever wear a dress, I'm more comfortable in pants.
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
I always wear pants or slacks. In some occasions I wear dress. I don't like to wear stockings or hose. Thanks..
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
27 Jun 16
I don't have them but I don't think you should be ashamed. If they are the price you pay for having your baby, I'm sure it's worth it.
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Thanks so much for your encouraging comments.
@Sreekala (23757)
• India
27 Jun 16
It is a common problem and I have seen many people compliant about the varicose veins. It causes due to lack of blood flow through nerves and according to physicians there is no proper treatment for the same. It can only reduce by following some advises from the doctors. One of my friend has swelling in her feet. Another lady I knew around our locality, had gone through a surgery as she got severe injuries. My hubby also faced some problems and his doctor said that it is starting of varicose veins. However, I read from yoga experts, following some 'pranayam' on daily basis can control the problem and cure it completely. One has to show enough patience and to be disciplined with yoga then only get proper results.
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Thank you so much. But I don't have time to do yoga. So i think I'll just have to be patient with it.
@Umesh_K (679)
27 Jun 16
I dont have it, but yes, even I would be uncomfortable with it
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Yeah. It's really uncomfortable. Especially if it aches.
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@jstory07 (71398)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Jun 16
I do not have any and I am glad about that.
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@magallon (18104)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Good to know that you don't have any Varicose veins.