What Are Symptoms and Risk Factors of Varicose Vein?

Q:
What are symptoms and risk factors of varicose vein?

A:
People with varicose veins may have following symptoms:

  • Dark purple or blue veins.
  • Twisted veins.
  • Heavy legs.
  • Burning in legs.
  • Worsened pain after long-time sitting or standing.
  • Bleeding.
  • Itching around veins.
  • Painful cord in the vein.
  • Color changes, hardening of the vein.
  • Inflammation of the skin.
  • Skin ulcers.

Following factors can increase the risk of having varicose veins:

  • Aging.
  • Women.
  • Family history.
  • Obesity.
  • Long-time standing or sitting.

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