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1 have lots of dark veins around my ankles they are so

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1 have lots of dark veins around my ankles they are so embarrasing
what is the cause ? and is there any thing to help reduce them?
i am 72 years old
Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question.
Well, it can be due to varicose veins and spider veins. There are several factors that cause a person to more likely to develop them. The common factors are-Heredity, Changes in hormones, aging, obesity.
You should use these tips-
1.Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation, and vein strength.
2. You can Wear elastic support stockings.
You need to consult doctor, they can advise ultrasound pictures of the vein to assess the cause and severity of the problem.
Line of treatment is- Sclerotherapy, It involves injecting a solution into the vein. In a few weeks, the vein should fade. Other procedures are- Electrodesiccation, Laser surgery.
Please make an appointment with Vascular surgeon for management of this issue.
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