What is Varicose veins ?
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that are visible just under the skin. They are most commonly found in the legs and are caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins.
Varicose veins can be caused by a number of factors, including age, obesity, pregnancy, and prolonged standing or sitting. They can also be hereditary. Symptoms of varicose veins may include aching, cramping, and swelling in the legs, as well as a heavy or tired feeling in the legs.
Varicose veins can often be treated with lifestyle changes, such as exercising, losing weight, and avoiding standing or sitting for long periods of time. Compression stockings may also be helpful in relieving symptoms. In more severe cases, treatment may involve procedures to close or remove the affected veins.
It is important to speak with a healthcare provider if you are experiencing symptoms of varicose veins or if you are concerned about the appearance of these veins. Early treatment can help prevent complications such as blood clots and skin ulcers.