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Varicose veins and heart problem

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    Posted: Oct/12/2016 at 2:42am
Hi, my elder sister has been suffering from varicose veins for the past two years. It worsened after the delivery of two kids. I have read in a blog ( http://www.vaughanveinclinic.com/blog/general-category/what-causes-varicose-veins/ ) that varicose veins are caused by weakened valves in the veins. It says that this valve pumps blood into the heart. So we are concerned whether varicose vein causes any problem to her heart. Is there any connection between the varicose vein and the health of your heart? Any discussion and advice in this regard are highly appreciated.
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My concern would be blood clots if the varicose veins are causing pooling in her legs. If she has pain in a calf, or shortness of breath, she should go to the ER.

Otherwise, I'd see a surgeon to look at surgical options to correct this as there are such successful outcomes. But don't go to one place that advertises on the internet---get at least two opinions.

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