Varicose veins are enlarged veins that often appear as twisting, bulging veins above the surface of the skin. These veins are caused by a weakening of the valves inside the vein that are responsible for moving blood in a single direction back to the heart.
Varicose veins are frequently accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms, including heaviness or achiness of the legs, fatigued legs by the end of the day or swelling in the lower legs, ankles or feet.
Also it can lead to leg ulceration, bleeding, and blood clot. Some patients wait until their advanced age when they become so many in number, so extensive, that it becomes very difficult to treat. It is better to address them at a younger age when they are not so extensive.