Varicose Veins

Are Varicose Veins the Sign of Something Bigger Varicose veins may be an early warning sign of potentially deadly blood clots, suggests a study published Tuesday in the JAMA. Enlarged and gnarled varicose veins and deep venous thrombosis, a clot that forms in the deep veins of the body, are strongly associated, the Taiwanese researchers found. Varicose veins, usually caused by pregnancy or...

Roughly 25 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, and this figure is probably low. By the time we reach our 60s, it is estimated that 72 percent of women and 42 percent of men will experience vein problems. Do Not Ignore Warning Signs Most recognize varicose veins as the bulging, rope-like veins seen in the legs, but vein problems may present themselves...

Vein Myths Debunked A lot of people get varicose veins as they get older, or they notice the tiny purplish spider veins spreading throughout their thighs the longer they work many hours on their feet. These unsightly veins can be very embarrassing, so if you have them, you might feel desperate to find a solution fast. You can’t go the corner...