Varicose Veins

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose varicose veins, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "varicose veins" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Liver Congestion
  • Constipation

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
tendency to infrequent stools
joint pain/swelling/stiffness
partial aspartame/neotame avoidance
current exposure to solvents
strong-smelling urine
occasional runny nose
diminished perspiration
bags under eyes
broad-spectrum antibiotic use
very oily/sticky stools
occasional bad dreams
regular unexplained nausea
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of varicose veins:
Cause Probability Status
Constipation 99% Confirm
Liver Congestion 57% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Cardiovascular Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about varicose veins:
Do you have varicose veins?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Minor - first signs
→ Moderate - a few, small instances
→ Serious - many minor instances or a few major
→ Severe - many major instances
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate varicose veins, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Constipation

Constipation is a leading cause of varicose veins.

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