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.
Esther Armans Nurse
Substantiated information by:
Esther Armans Nursing Cardiovascular Surgery Department
Xavier Yugueros Vascular Surgeon Cardiovascular Surgery Department
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