Varicose Veins

What Is Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that twist up and don’t deliver blood as well as they should. Varicose veins can often be seen from outside the skin because of swelling or discoloration. Varicose veins are a very common medical problem. By some estimates as many as 3 out of 5 Americans suffer from varicose veins at some point in their lives.

Varicose veins tend to occur in the legs and the feet, but they can be anywhere on your body; while usually a minor nuisance, but they may lead to serious problems, such as pain, skin ulcers, or blood clots.

Spider veins are a condition like varicose veins, but they happen in smaller veins that are closer to the surface. Spider veins aren’t likely to cause major problems, but they can be unattractive and may appear on highly visible places such as the face.

What Causes Varicose Veins

Risk Factors For Varicose Veins

Diagnosing Varicose Veins

Symptoms of Varicose Veins


Living With Varicose Veins



Medication And Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

When To Contact A Doctor

Questions For Your Doctor

Questions For A Doctor