The condition of Varicose veins is marked by enlarged veins that are visible under the surface of the skin. These veins are found to be twisted and they appear blue to dark purple according to the severity of the condition. Sitting for long hours, wearing too tightly fit clothes and obesity are among the most common reasons leading to Varicose Veins.
Varicose veins are also known as Varicosities. For some people, varicose and its variant, spider veins are just a cosmetic concern. But, in some people, it is far more painful and causes discomfort in walking or sitting. Varicose veins affect almost twice as many women as men and are more common in older women.