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Varicose Veins: Are we Vain about our Veins?

Varicose veins are often dismissed as a cosmetic problem – it’s pure vanity, right? Ropey, blue blood vessels that protrude the surface of the skin can be unsightly, that’s true – but you may be surprised to learn they can cause symptoms of increasing severity; from itching and swelling, to potentially fatal blood clots, and everything in between.

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Removing varicose veins: Do you need them?

If you’ve considered having your problem varicose or spider veins treated, you may have read that all the treatments result in the vein being essentially blocked off and removed, causing blood to be rerouted elsewhere.

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Man Vs Varicose Veins: How do Varicose Veins Affect Men?

Do Men Get Varicose Veins? Lots of people think varicose veins only affect middle-aged women but men get them too! Up to 30% of people are affected by varicose veins – both men and women. A strong family history is a good indication that you may suffer from varicose veins. They may worsen with occupations that require prolonged standing.

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