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Varicose Veins and Pregnancy: why it Happens and how to Treat it

South Portland, Maine (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

About forty percent of pregnant women will develop varicose veins, according to vein specialist Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen of the Vein Healthcare Center in Maine.

Hormone surges are part of the biological process of pregnancy, and varicose veins are sometimes part of that process, said Dr. Asbjornsen. If mothers-to-be pay attention to their vein health, it can go a long way toward treating, or even preventing, a problem that has numerous solutions.

Dr. Asbjornsen suggests a few tips to help decrease or prevent varicose veins during pregnancy:

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