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Varicose veins

By Paul Vincent Tisi

Abstract

Varicose veins are considered to be enlarged tortuous superficial veins of the leg. Varicose veins are caused by poorly functioning valves in the veins, and decreased elasticity of the vein wall, allowing pooling of blood within the veins, and their subsequent enlargement.Varicose veins affect up to 40% of adults and are more common in obese people, and in women who have had more than two pregnancies

Topics: Cardiovascular Disorders
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2943819
Provided by: PubMed Central
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