Varicose veins result from a chronic dilatation of the veins, a condition called "varicosity." Instead of flowing from one valve to the next, the blood begins to pool in the vein, increasing venous pressure and causing the vein to bulge and twist. READ MORE

What Works Best Against Varicose Veins?

British researchers report that laser ablation and surgery appear to be better options than ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy.

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When to Treat Varicose Veins

In some people, varicose veins simply look bothersome. In others, they can be fatal.

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Get a Leg Up on Ugly Veins

Help reduce noticeable spider and varicose veins and possibly prevent new ones with these activities and exercises

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