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Varicose veins

Varicose veins are very common, affecting about 30% of people at some point in time. They become more common with age. Women are affected about twice as often as men.

Are superficial veins that have become enlarged and twisted. Typically, they occur just under the skin in the legs. Usually they result in few symptoms, but some may experience fullness or pain in the area. Complications may include bleeding or superficial thrombophlebitis.

Most varicose veins are reasonably benign, but severe varicosities can lead


to major complications, due to the poor circulation through the affected limb.


  • Aching, heavy legs.

  • Appearance of spider veins (telangiectasia) in the affected leg.

  • Ankle swelling, especially in the evening.

  • A brownish-yellow shiny skin discoloration near the affected veins.

  • Redness, dryness, and itchiness of areas of skin treatments can be divided into surgical and non-surgical treatments depends of the stage.

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