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varicose

[′var·ə‚kōs]
(medicine)
Pertaining to blood vessels that are dilated, knotted, and tortuous.
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Brad Pearson, Director of BTG Commercial Operations in Canada, said: "We're proud to be offering physicians and patients in Canada a new, convenient, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins.
These symptoms are often present in varicose veins, which many patients mistake for a cosmetic condition.
A 41-year-old man was referred to the surgical outpatient department at Kalafong Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa, for management of an indolent leg ulcer and 'lower limb' varicose veins.
Most people suffering from the twisted veins aren't susceptible to any serious health problems and although unsightly, varicose veins shouldn't be too painful and there are ways of treating them, like laser removal or having them stripped out which you can discuss with your GP.
The pressure of returning blood causes these veins to become swollen and distorted and they're known as varicose veins.
I was pregnant with my son when I had my first varicose vein," Sanders says.
While gender and age are two primary risk factors in the development of venous reflux, a significant number of men and women normally experience varicose veins symptoms by the time they reach their sixties.
Incidentally, pregnant women may also develop varicose veins because pregnancy increases the volume of blood in a woman's body.
While the old method of varicose vein removal (vein stripping) involved slicing open skin and physically pulling the unsightly vein from the body, laser vein removal merely involves the insertion of a needle into the culprit vein.
The injectable agent improves the appearance of varicose veins by damaging the cell lining of the blood vessels, thus causing vessels to close and be replaced by less-visible types of tissue.
Varicose veins have an estimated prevalence of between 5% to 30% in the adult population, with a female to male predominance of 3 to 1.