What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins which are generally green or blue in colour. They are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin, often appearing twisted and bulging.
Most commonly found on the legs, varicose veins are a condition that is more often experienced in women than men, although men are still susceptible.
Sufferers of varicose veins may experience:
- Leg tiredness
Women most prone to varicose veins include those who:
- Have a family history of varicose veins
- Have been pregnant
- Spend prolonged periods of time standing i.e. occupations such as nursing, hairdressing and hospitality
- Obesity and trauma are also possible contributors
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