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Will exercise alone help treat my varicose veins?

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Will exercise alone help treat my varicose veins? People with peripheral arterial disease can improve their symptoms by exercise. Unfortunately, this does not translate into patients with varicose veins and venous disease. Elevating the legs will make them feel better but exercise alone will not treat the underlying cause. The problem with varicose veins is that the valves are incompetent and the patient has venous hypertension. The only way to treat this is to close the vein that is incompetent or remove it surgically.

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