You woke up and noticed a tingling in your leg. You reach and feel a lumpy vein. It’s pretty big, it’s ugly, and it’s incredibly visible. This is the the world of varicose veins.
Though your heart may skip a beat and you may be motivated to jump on your computer to diagnose yourself, with racing thoughts of some life-threatening disease, don’t worry. Varicose veins are mostly a cosmetic issue, and truthfully, half of the people in the U.S. over 50 in experience some sort venous disease. Of those affected, 55% female and 45% male have varicose veins. Nevertheless, there are more serious conditions such as deep vein thrombosis which causes varicose veins. It’s best to make an appointment with your doctor and get examined.
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