Varicose veins

Varicose veins are swollen or enlarged veins, becoming, therefore, visible in the form of a bluish or brownish path, and even, palpable. It can affect 7 out of 10 people, mainly women and older adults. Although a hereditary factor has a significant role, lifestyle is also a determining factor in their appearance. To prevent them, it is essential to perform exercise, and avoid sedentarism and obesity.

Varicose veins explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
As top treatment for the prevention would be the use of compression stockings. It has been demonstrated that they are more effective even than pharmacological treatment.
Firstly, of course, entering an operating theatre is something to think about, and there’s always a risk involved, but really, you don’t feel anything. And afterwards you feel phenomenal, because all that swelling you had in your legs, that tiredness,... disappear.

Substantiated information by:

Esther Armans Moreno
Xavier Yugueros Castellnou

Published: 19 June 2018
Updated: 19 June 2018


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