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Varicose Vein Prevention

What causes varicose veins? The cause of varicose veins is not known, but heredity and hormones play a role. Our veins have valves that prevent blood from flowing backwards and force the blood back to the heart for oxygenation. The veins are assisted by the calf muscles that when squeezed, force the blood toward the […]

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Varicose Veins FAQs

What is the difference between arteries and veins? Arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart to organs and the extremities. Veins carry oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart from all the organs in the body. Veins have one-way valves that open so blood can flow back to the heart for oxygenation, and close to prevent […]

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