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
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:
fatty food intolerance
history of cysts in breasts
severe right lumbar pain
cysts in breasts
broad-spectrum antibiotic use
negative reaction to coffee
elevated liver enzymes
history of CFS diagnosis
sickness caused by wine
pain between shoulder blades
... 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:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
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?
→ 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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