What are varicose veins? In Latin, the word varicose means loose. It is a dilation or swelling of the veins making them more visible under the skin than the other healthy veins.
What are the causes of varicose veins?
According to the representatives of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the following factors may increase the chances of an individual to develop varicose veins: “Family history, age, gender, pregnancy, obesity, lack of movement and damage.”