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I'm a 46 year old man from Eastern Europe. I had deep vein thrombosis in my leg 6 years ago and was cured of it by standard anti-coagulation therapy. Since then, I've been wearing compression stockings and taking baby aspirin daily, because of varicose veins.
It is my intention to start with some form of strength training (I've never exercised before but I guess it’s never too late) and to donate blood regularly, for further health improvement and possible anti-aging effects.
Should I be concerned about these activities that I'm planning to implement, given my specific condition? I've heard that squatting and lifting are not recommended for persons with varicose veins, and that blood donation is dangerous for people on aspirin. I asked doctors about it, but only got vague and contradictory answers.
Thank you very much for your answers and opinions.
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