Varicose veins in runners

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Avatar n tn My first liver doc told me the more I knew the better off I'd be so I spend a lot of time doing independent research trying to figure these things out. Also weakening of the veins and capillaries in the extremities is pretty common with aging regardless of health.So for those of you that are older. Yup for you it may just be a part of the aging process.Never hurts to stick your hand in the docs face and go oi! For me avoiding planes and eating better seems to have worked mostly.
Avatar n tn I am 50+, male, british driver. Have problems with varicose veins in lower right leg (for which i take horse chestnut and butchers broom) also lower back problems - just recently started up again coinciding a bit with these warm feeling episodes. Not overweight or sedentary, fairly regular cyclist. Will return to osteopath and make a GP appointment to try and learn more. Very interesting to read of so many people with similar symptoms.
Avatar n tn WoW! I've had a warming sensation in my calf/foot area for months and after some research and medical help(my wife works in an ER and speaks with drs) I thing I have a solution to MY problem. I've noticed that the warming sensation comes and goes with the pain in my lower back. I was injured on the job several years but being an avid outdoors type, I still continue to exercise. Recently I've started golfing several times a week and have aggrivated the back injury.
Avatar n tn But then, sometimes in my gut or in my butt fat, I get these single stronger twitches, almost like my veins are trying to pull out fat, and it snags coming out because its too big for the vein. I know that sounds weird, but i don't know how else to describe it - its a single, stronger twitch that repeats quickly for a second or two (this is longer than the little leg twitches, which are like a third of a second each).
Avatar m tn But when’s the last time you thought about the way you hold yourself between sets? In a recent study, scientists from Western Washington University set out to find out what works best when you’re gasping for air: standing up with your hands behind your head or bending over with your hands on your knees. The result: Bending over Michael Jordan-style reduces your heart rate by 22 more beats per minute (BPM) than staying upright does. The whole point of a workout to get your heart rate up!
Avatar n tn Hi, The kind of pain you are describing can be due to venous stasis or vascular compromise. It can also be due to varicose vein. Pain in night in calves while sleeping can also be due to Restless Leg Syndrome. I think you should consult initially PCP and discuss regarding further management and further reference to surgeon for evaluation of venous stasis in legs. A Doppler study of your legs will help in diagnosing the condition. Keep me posted. Bye.
Avatar n tn I'm having the same problem and went to a vascular specialist. He said that I have venous insufficiency, which is caused by the veins in my legs being enlarged. I am supposed to wear suppor hose for 30 days and go back to see if that worked, if not we will consider surgery. Apparently it is not life threatening and is treatable.
534800 tn?1217170959 Further thoughts about this. My mother had varicose veins. I have thread veins in the upper legs and on the backs of the knees. I wondered whether there could be a medication taken in the past which has triggered a sensitivity. I had Septrin in my early twenties, to which I developed an allergy. I have heard that Septrin can trigger sun sensitivity, so who knows what other long term side effects there could be from some of the stuff we have taken over the years.
Avatar n tn I also have had Pneumonia once before that took a while to clear and now seem to have some sort of sinus/mucus problem and occasionally experience a slight shortness of breath, again these may not be related and some may be down to the fact i am not in the best shape I could be in but I do not drink or smoke etc. I do think the bottom line is seeing my Doctor in the vain hope whoever I see will show some kind of interest and point me in the right direction so a diagnosis can be reached.
298579 tn?1192250448 This is quite odd but I experience an uncomfortable cramping in my lower abdomen after I have an orgasm or after a particularly intense bowel movement. It's somewhat painful but definitely more on the uncomfortable side. Occasionally I will also feel the cramping when I get sexually excited. It doesn't last for too long, a few minutes at most but I was curious if anyone else had experienced something like this. Thank you for your feedback.
Avatar n tn Honestly, I've read all the responses on this and I have some concerns about using medication for this problem. As I have mentioned in a past post, all the women in my family have this problem. My daughter is the worst. When I was her age mine was as bad as hers, the same with my sister. If you go the beta blocker route, then just use it on the days that you have to do a presentation or you know that you will have the blotches.