Varicose vein are typically the veins on one's legs but the condition refers to when there veins become enlarged and get twisted and start getting painful. Almost 20 to 25 million people in the US alone suffer from the varicose vein problem while there are over 54 million who suffer from it worldwide.
It has been found that around 17% of the sufferers are male while 33% of them are female. Genetic reasons have been cited as been a big reason for suffering from this condition most of the time. Other reasons that might become risk factors are excessive weight gain as well as growing age.
Some of the common treatments for the varicose vein problem are namely, phlebectomy, sclerotherapy as well as using constricting stockings.