Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins: Putting It All Together

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to varicose veins:

  • As many as 40 million adults (1 in 5) in the United States suffer from varicose veins.
  • Pregnancy, excess weight, jobs that require long periods of standing or sitting, and a family history of varicose veins may increase a person’s risk of varicose veins.
  • For some people, varicose veins may just be a cosmetic problem; in most cases, varicose veins do not cause a health problem.
  • In rare cases, varicose veins may cause complications or be a symptom of damage to deep veins.
  • Varicose veins can be prevented in some cases. And medical and self-help techniques can relieve the discomfort and disfigurement of varicose veins easily and safely.

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