Research shows approximately fifty percent of the female population has varicose veins. However, this does not mean men do not have to deal with them sometimes as well. The embarrassing condition can prove tricky, especially during the warmer months when less clothing is worn. One day varicose veins are not there, and the next day the legs are full of them or spider veins, which are close relatives. Instead of hiding varicose veins, individuals can try treating them with these techniques designed to get rid of them for good. Let's start, of course, with identifying them and learning about them first.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are gnarled, twisted, and enlarged veins that appear on the skin when blood vessels turn a dark purple or blue. These unsightly veins occur when blood vessels become faulty and allow blood to pool in the vessel or flow in the wrong direction. Varicose veins can occur in any vein in the body, though it is important to note they typically appear on an individual's legs or their feet. Due to their gangly and unfortunate appearance, varicose veins can be an embarrassing condition most individuals dealing with them try to hide.
Continue reading to learn about the various causes of varicose veins next.