Research shows that fifty percent of the female population has varicose veins. That does not mean that men do not get them, too. The embarrassing condition can prove tricky, especially during the warmer months when less clothing is worn. One day they are not there, and the next day the legs are full of varicose or spider veins, which are close relatives. Instead of hiding them, try treating them with these techniques designed to get rid of them for good.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are gnarled, twisted, and enlarged veins that occur when blood vessels turn a dark purple or blue color. They occur when blood vessels become faulty and allow blood to pool in the vessel or flow in the wrong direction. Varicose veins can occur in any vein in the body; however, this usually happens in the legs and feet. Because of their gangly appearance, varicose veins can be an embarrassing condition that most people try to hide.