Varicose Veins

Wounds that will not heal on your leg are considered leg ulcers. This could have started as a cut to the tissue or an area where the skin is not getting enough nutrients or oxygen from your blood. Conditions like these make tissues die and form a wound. It’s when that wound doesn’t heal and lasts longer than a normal...

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...