A computer visual of legs showing the external and internal features of Varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged purple/blue veins that usually occur in the legs. They can cause discomfort and pain, as well as making many sufferers feel self-conscious about wearing clothing that reveals their legs.

A computer visual of a section of a vein showing blood platelets flowing through the valves in the vein 

Varicose veins occur when the valves on the inside of the vein stop working. Instead of pushing blood forward in the vein, the damaged valves allow the blood to flow backwards, causing the blood to pool (collect) in the vein. Eventually this can cause the vein to become swollen and enlarged and varicose veins may then appear.

Varicose veins are often hereditary; however there are certain factors that will increase your chances

of getting them.


• Pregnancy- Hormones in pregnancy can relax the vein walls while the baby puts extra pressure on the veins


• Genetics- Women are more likely to get them than men


• Time- Spending long periods of time on your feet


• Old Age- The older you get the higher the chance of developing varicose veins


• Being Over weight- Extra weight means extra pressure on your veins


Many people have no symptoms apart from the appearance of the vein; however there are a few signs that people should look out for:


Achy, heavy legs are the most common symptom along with swollen feet and ankles. A number of people will notice that the colour of their skin changes or they may get dry scaly skin (eczema) around the affected area.


If you have any of these symptoms it’s important that you go to your GP to get it checked out.


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