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Varicose Veins – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are twisting and swollen veins that usually show up on the feet and legs. They occur when the valves in these areas do not work as usual, which eventually affects the blood flow. In most cases, no treatment is needed for health reasons. However, when your legs become painful and aching, many options are available to reduce pain and discomfort. A serious varicose vein might rupture or result in skin ulcers. [1]