Varicose Veins: Complications, Treatment and Prevention

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Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, blue-in-colour blood vessels under the skin. They most commonly occur in the legs and feet.

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Veins have one-way valves inside of them that open and close to keep blood flowing towards the heart. When weakened or damaged, valves or walls in the vein cause blood to pool or flow backward (reflux). Varicose veins occur when these veins grow larger and become distorted due to blood pooling.

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