Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That’s because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.
Varicose veins may also signal a higher risk of other circulatory problems. The condition is very common, especially in women. Around 25 percent of all adults have varicose veins.
The veins have one-way valves so that the blood can travel in only one direction. The valves may get weaker if the walls of the vein become stretched and less flexible (in-elastic). Know More
In the majority of cases, there is no pain, but signs and symptoms of varicose veins may include: Know More
Measures can be taken to prevent varicose veins from worsening, these include: Know More