Varicose veins are surface veins that have become enlarged, swollen, twisted, and/or bulging due to vein disease. They can be red, blue, or flesh-toned in color and most often appear on the thighs, back of the calves, and inside of the leg. Some women may experience varicose veins in the vaginal and buttocks area and some men may experience testicular varicose veins. When a vein wall becomes weak or damaged, blood may flow backward and pool, which in turn causes the veins to stretch and enlarge – in other words, the vein becomes varicose.
Did You Know:
-Around 25% of adults have varicose veins
-Varicose veins affect more women than men
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