health conditions


Question by  Tabsy (11)

Can I make my varicose veins smaller by losing weight?

I am 60 pounds overweight and have bad veins in my legs.


Answer by  tunsad (413)

Losing the weight will make your legs feel better; but that won't make your varicose veins smaller. Excess weight will make your varicose veins worse. The weight puts pressure on the veins. I have varicosities and have found that being my "ideal" weight brings relief. Unfortunately the size remains the same.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

You can make your veins feel better by losing the weight and also you may make them look a little better. You can see a vein specialist and now they can either dissolve them or laser them away.

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