What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins, also known as varicoses or varicosities, occur when your veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. Varicose veins typically appear swollen and raised, and have a bluish-purple or red color. They are often painful.
The condition is very common, especially in women. Around 25 – 30 percent of all adults have varicose veins. In most cases, varicose veins appear on the lower legs.
- Age over 50
- Standing for long periods of time
- Family history of varicose veins
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