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Will running improve my varicose veins?

I have varicose veins on my legs and I was told that they could be the result of poor circulation. If I began running frequently, would that help improve circulation and reduce how noticeable my varicose veins are?

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Doctors Answers (2)

Varicose veins can be treated, but while running is good, it will not reverse them. Your Insurance should cover evaluation and treatment of symptomatic veins.

Yes, walking or running will decongest your legs and reduce varicose veins symptoms especially if you wear compression stockings at all times including when you exercise.

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