What is Varicose Vein?

    Varicose vein is a disease occurred by the damage of the valve inside the veins of the leg that inhibit the backflow of blood.
    Varicose vein is frequently known as the symptom where the veins are protruded on the surface of the skin. However, it is actually progressed in the form of latent varicose vein that is not visible in most cases.

    Among the following, who has the possibility of varicose vein?

    • 1

      over the age of 40

      A housewife
      with veins showing
      on the surface of the leg

    • 2


      A chef who cooks
      all day standing

    • 3

      Office workers

      An office worker
      who works for
      a long time sitting

    • 4


      A teacher who works
      at school for the students
      all day standing

    • 5

      Flight Attendants

      A flight attendant
      who works for a long
      period of time standing

    • 6

      Sales Team Managers

      A sales team manager
      who cannot sleep every night
      due to a cramp on the leg

    The answer is everyone!

    Varicose Vein is frequently called a ‘lump’ because the veins on inside the skin of the leg are extended to be protruded on the surface of the skin like a lump.
    However, unlike the name of this symptom, there are many cases of being discovered in a leg without any abnormal appearances.

    The leg may look perfectly normal, but if you are suffering from trophedema, cramps, numbness, pain and blood circulation disorder, you may be suspicious of Latent Varicose Vein.

    Who are frequently diagnosed of Varicose Vein?

    Varicose vein is occurred in the ratio of 60% for female and 40% for male,
    and it is a common disease shown in 50% or more for people with the age of 65 or more.

    Varicose vein can occur due to various causes such as heredity, female hormone, occupation of standing or sitting for a long period,
    sitting with legs crossed, wearing skinny jeans or corset, obesity, constipation, pregnancy, trauma or from the age of 40 or more.
    In addition, there are cases of unknown causes in this disease.

    What is the cause of Varicose Vein?

    Varicose Vein is occurred when the valves that inhibit the backflow of venous blood are damaged.

    • In normal cases, the backflow of blood is prevented by the valves inside the veins.

    • When the valves inside the veins are damaged due to various reasons,
      the blood cannot flow up, and flows backward to the ankles to be stagnated.
      The veins are extended to result in varicose vein.
      The backflow of blood extends the veins to have a crooked appearance.

    Let’s learn more about varicose vein?

    3 Types of Veins

    • 1.Superficial Vein

    • 2.Deep Vein

    • 3.Perforating Vein

    Veins are a passage where the blood that was supplied to every part of our body from the heart through the arteries is returned to the heart. The veins on the leg are composed of the deep vein, superficial vein and perforating vein that connects these two veins.

    Inside the vein, there is a valve that maintains the flow of blood constantly towards the heart at all times. Varicose Vein is a disease that is occurred with the symptoms such as edema, numbness, cramp, pain and cold hand/feet syndrome, etc. due to the increase in pressure within the vein from standing for a long time or sitting with the legs crossed to weaken the vein walls for damage on the valves, which eventually results in backflow of the blood flowing towards the heart. The frequent symptom of the veins showing unevenly on the skin surface of the leg is the case of the veins being extended from the increase in blood pressure from backflow.

    Varicose vein is damage in the valves of the superficial veins or the branches of the superficial veins to have the veins extended or swollen.

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