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Cause of Varicose Veins - Cooley's Anemia
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- Cause of Varicose Veins
The cause of varicose veins is weak one-way valves within the veins. As this eMedTV article explains, weak valves allow blood to flow back into the veins, enlarging them. This article also discusses various risk factors for varicose veins.
- Causes of Hemophilia
As explained in this eMedTV segment, a mutation in the F8 gene causes hemophilia A, while a mutation in the F9 gene is responsible for hemophilia B. This article covers these genes in more detail and discusses how hemophilia is inherited.
- Causes of Spider Veins
This eMedTV article explains the causes of spider veins, which involve the weakening of valves in the veins, causing blood to flow back into the vein. This article also covers risk factors for spider veins, including obesity and pregnancy.
- Causes of Thalassemia
As this eMedTV page explains, thalassemia can be caused by many possible combinations of variant genes. This article offers an in-depth look at the causes of this condition, which are linked to the genes that affect hemoglobin production.
- Cooley's Anemia
People with Cooley's anemia have less hemoglobin and fewer red blood cells than normal in their blood. This eMedTV Web page discusses the condition in detail, including causes, how it is inherited, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
- Deep Vain Thrombosis
A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a vein, deep in the body. This section of the eMedTV site provides a brief overview of this topic. Deep vain thrombosis is a common misspelling of deep vein thrombosis.
- Deep Vein Thombosis
A deep vein thrombosis is when a blood clot forms in a vein deep inside the body. This eMedTV article gives an overview of the condition and provides a link to more information. Deep vein thombosis is a common misspelling of deep vein thrombosis.