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    Leaky Veins
    impatientseeker posted:
    I have been diagnosed visually by my GP with Leaky Veins. Is there any other treatment available besides compression hose and calf massage. If this is not the correct forum where should I be?
    cardiostarusa1 responded:

    As reported, other treatments include, as applicable, walking to increase blood flow, keeping the legs elevated as much as possible, maintaining a normal weight, endovenous laser treatment, and
    at the very extreme, vein stripping/removal.

    ALWAYS be proactve in your health care and treatment. Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctors.

    Best of luck down the road of life.

    Take care,


    WebMD community member (since 8/99)



    Leaky veins

    Leaking veins (venous insufficiency) in the legs refers to the state of the valves in the veins, which keeps blood from rushing down to the feet when standing up. Damage to these fragile valves can result in blood traveling backwards and pooling in the legs, causing swelling and varicose veins.


    Veins work to return blood from the legs to the heart. In order to work against gravity, they contain one way-only valves to help with the "uphill" movement to the heart. When the valves are leaky or "incompetent" the superficial veins can become varicose.


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    impatientseeker replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
    Thank you for your reply. I am just searching for alternatives that I may not had read and that my physician is unaware. I know this condition just makes your calves feel heavy and me feel lethargic.
    DeadManWalking56 responded:
    A diet appropriate for severe heart disease may help.

    All the risk factors that contribute to heart disease reduce the number, and weaken and disrupt the function of the body's stem cells that keep our arteries and veins healthy. They are called endothelial progenitor cells. By eating a heart unfriendly diet, people are literally asking for trouble.

    MickeyLynnC replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
    I have swelling, bruising in my lower legs & get & a LOT of pain that is excruciating, untolerable. If it gets to that level,i have to south emergency I am(exactly where I am) last time was on the sidewalk in front Walgreens. I couldn't take one more step. So now I basically don't walk more than a1/4th of a block.Its BAD!! Besides the pain of swelling, etc I mentioned, this pain is on the bottom of my feet . Its a burning on FIRE pain. I'm talking, turn on the electric stove & stand on it. NO exaggeration! . Right after my 3rd neck surgery. My spine stated to change drastically, structurally. My previous 3% curved scoliosis accelerated very quickly. Also, it began to twist (scoliosis too). This caused my pelvis started to tilt forward & m begs to twist & one side is higher than the other. I think that's, my problem. The pelvis is cutting off my circulation. My doctor said I had "leaky veins." But I don't have varicose veins. Only spisee veins on my burning feet. This problem began shortly after initial walking problems as well after the 3rd surgery. Could it be from my spine injury/surgery? I think everything went hay wire them these surgeons put a straight neck in a curved spine. What would happen to a C if you put a straight line in it? Above & below go wacky. I have many other problems as well after this surgery. I'M SORRY this is so long. Any info would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

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