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How To Avoid Varicose Veins

For many people, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. For others, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. And the condition could signal a higher risk of circulatory problems.

Varicose veins affect up to 60 percent of all Americans, women more than men; older women more than younger. Treatment may involve self-help measures, or procedures by your doctor to close or remove these veins.

The American Institute of Preventive Medicine offers these suggestions to help prevent them from forming: