Varicose Vein Treatments and Info

Varicose from the Latin word varius describes veins that have varied or differing qualities from healthy veins. Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and misshapen ultimately effecting the veins’ ability to function properly..

Who Gets Varicose Veins?

Varicose Veins Risks

About 3 out of every 10 people have varicose veins making this condition commonly recognized. The percentage increases when looking specifically at a group of older individuals.

You are more likely to develop varicose veins based on certain risk factors such as age, family history, long periods of standing, a life of sitting, trauma to the legs, prior blood clots in the veins, some inherited conditions, birth control pill use, and pregnancy.

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