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What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are a common condition affecting many men and women just like you.

What Causes Varicose Veins

Certain factors could put you at increased risk for varicose veins, including family history, aging, being overweight or obese, pregnancy or standing for long periods of time as part of your job.

Why varicose veins form

Tiny valves help the leg veins work against gravity to push blood back to the heart.

But if valves weaken, blood can leak backwards and pool, resulting in varicose veins.

Learn more about vein problems and how to treat them.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins often look bluish, twisted and enlarged, and bulge above the surface of the skin. But they are not always visible. For some people, they cause pain and discomfort, and cause symptoms, such as:

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There’s a New Treatment Option

When it comes to treating your varicose veins, there’s a new way.

Learn about treatment