Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that often pop up on people’s legs and feet.
And while many people find them unsightly, they’re not just a cosmetic issue.
“It’s a medical problem and it’s a potentially serious medical issue,” said Laurencia Villalba, head of the vascular department at Wollongong Hospital.
They can cause health problems from simple pain and swelling to, at the most extreme end of the spectrum, blood clots, bleeding and ulcers.
Let’s take a look at what causes them and how ...Continue Reading →