Learn how to avoid varicose veins or find home remedies

For many of us, the season for shorts is sunny days. But are you rethinking your summer attire because of a swollen vein in your leg?

Many people with varicose veins are self-conscious about their appearance, according to Dr. Alessandro Smeraldi, a vascular surgeon at Geisinger. “The legs and ankles are where these veins most frequently show up.” They protrude from the surface of the skin and have a twisted or ropy appearance.

Varicose veins are often benign and pose no health risks. If you’re disturbed by how they look, you can probably get the symptoms under control at home or with the aid of your doctor.

Veins with varicose walls have thin walls and improperly functioning valves. Your veins return the blood to your heart after it has traveled through your arteries to various areas of your body. The hard part comes at this point. Your veins may eventually deteriorate because they are fighting gravity.

Varicose veins are a milder form of spider veins that can show up in the same places. These veins are little red or purple lines that can be seen near the skin’s surface, typically on the face, feet, or behind the knees. Spider veins typically don’t cause as much discomfort for people. See the latest varicose veins treatment for legs here.

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