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Varicose veins — those gnarled, enlarged veins — usually show up in your legs and feet, because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body. For many people, varicose veins and spider veins — a common, mild variation of varicose veins — are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort, and sometimes lead to more serious problems. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, vascular surgeon Dr. Peter Gloviczki explains how treatment options for varicose veins have improved. He also shares his own personal story of how magic helped him become a doctor. Also on the program, women's sexual health expert Dr. Jordan Rullo will share the findings of a recent study on the connection among women, antidepressants and sexual dysfunction. And, endocrinologist Dr. Hossein Gharib will talk about diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.
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