Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels or veins that are blue, red or purplish and become swollen and enlarged, appearing cordlike, they often appear twisted and feel raised underneath the skin. These types of veins are commonly found on the legs.Varicose veins are often a sign of underlying venous insufficiency. These valves sometimes fail to work and blood is not removed from your leg as usual. This causes an increase in pressure in the superficial veins and causes them to bulge out as varicose veins. These valves sometimes fail to work and blood is not removed from your leg as usual.

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