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What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins are veins that are enlarged and swollen caused by weakening in the vein’s wall; appearing blue or purple. They occur mostly in the legs, arms, and face as well. The veins require treatment if you encounter considerable discomfort, swelling, aching and painful legs. Causes of Varicose Veins Our veins have one-way valves to allow blood to travel in one direction only. If the walls of the vein lose their elasticity (flexibility) and become stretched, the valves become weaker. A weak valve allows blood to flow backward which is the opposite direction. This causes blood to accumulate in the […]

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