With this hectic way of living most of us lead it is pretty difficult to pay proper attention to our health and sometimes what we think is nothing may turn out to be a pretty serious condition. The same goes for varicose veins.

As you may already know that vein are the vessels that transfer blood throughout your body and when something goes wrong with your vein the consequences may be great. When it comes to varicose vein you may recognize them since they are twisted and larger than regular veins, what is more, spider veins usually surround them. Very often they can be located on legs but they can appear in other areas as well.

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There are no precise reasons why this condition may happen, yet there are few categories of people that are more prone to varicose veins. Pregnant women, people after 50, people with excess weight, people who spend too much time standing or who have a family history of this condition form the group of risk for varicose veins condition.

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How would you know that you may suffer from this condition? The thing is that mostly they are painless, but there are also cases when people suffer from acute pain when they have varicose veins. Mostly, varicose veins are visible, since your veins are dark purple color and twisted. Among other symptoms we can point out:

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Heavy legs;

Long bleeding after injury;

Swollen ankles;

Spider veins

Restless leg syndrome.

When it comes to treating varicose veins there are few ways of doing it. If your veins are too noticeable then you can opt for surgery, this works well too if you are in pain or varicose veins cause you other discomforts.

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There is also laser treatment which helps to seal the vein. Another way of treating varicose veins is sclerotherapy, this procedure involves a certain chemical to be injected into the vein so that it helps it closed.

What we would like to add is that no matter the info you may find online, you should better consult with your doctor first!

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