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:
occasional bad dreams
regular unexplained nausea
tetracycline use
history of cysts in breasts
allergy to chemicals
metallic taste in mouth
occasional runny nose
undigested fat in stools
high cigarette smoke sensitivity
positive results from coffee enemas
slight bitter taste in mouth
... 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 95% Confirm
Liver Congestion 66% 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 is a leading cause of varicose veins.

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