What are varicose veins?


Varicose veins are winding, bulging veins that are abnormally large and can become as large as 3 millimeters or more. These veins are not only unsightly, but can be a significant cause of discomfort, fatigue, restlessness, and swelling. With increased severity, these can even cause ulcerations and wounds in the legs, skin color changes, and phlebitis (vein clotting and inflammation).