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5 things about varicose veins you should know

Did you know varicose veins is more common in women than men? Click to know more about the condition!

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti | Published : March 10, 2017 5:22 PM IST

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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins mostly appear in the lower legs, when the vein becomes enlarged, dilated and overfilled with blood. Dr Rajah V Koppala, Radiologist, Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Bangalore, Sheds light on some interesting facts and things you need to know about varicose veins.

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Obese

Most people are aware that standing or sitting for long hours can lead to varicose veins but are not aware that obesity is also a key risk factor. If you are obese, excess weight not only puts pressure on the abdomen but also increases the pressure on the legs.

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Blood Clot

In some cases, varicose veins don't need any treatment but should be managed. However, in some cases, if not treated it can lead to a blood clot. If the clot slips or enters the deeper veins or the heart and lungs, it can also cause a death of the person. Hence, it is wise to consult your doctor and know about your condition.