A vein disease that affects
millions - Varicose Veins
As many as 40 million Americans suffer from varicose or spider
veins. About 50 to 55 percent of American women and 40 to 45 percent
of American men suffer from some form of vein problem. Varicose
veins affect one out of two people age 50 and older. Women generally
experience varicose veins more frequently than men. Other than gender,
factors that can lead to varicose veins include heredity, pregnancy,
age, obesity, physical stress and trauma.
Varicose veins which are left untreated tend to worsen over time.
Varicose or spider veins can lead to:
Leg soreness or pain
Tired, "burning" legs
Swelling and aching
Ulceration, blood clots, skin color and texture changes