The Importance of Varicose Vein Identification
These swollen, gnarled veins appear on the legs, ankles, and feet. They are commonly produced by a condition known as venous insufficiency, or venous reflux, which is when blood circulating through the lower limbs does not properly return to the heart and instead pools in the distended veins.
Risk factors involved with these veins can include gender, age, pregnancy, obesity, a family history of varicose veins, sedentary occupations, or a history of blood clots. The Vein Clinic recommends that you remove varicose veins, as they never subside without treatment and frequently progress and worsen over time.