Varicose veins

What is it ?

Reflux SanguinVaricose veins are superficial veins in which the blood flows backwards through the circulatory system : this is called a venous reflux or incontinence.

Theses veins look bluish, dilated and distorted, an can be more or less protruding. In 95% of cases, varicosities affect superficial leg veins : the short and great saphenous veins.

Causes of varicose veins

People who have varicose veins suffer from chronic venous insufficiency : their venous system struggles in making the blood return to the heart.

The causes are :

- Weakness of valves that are supposed to make the blood flow one-way non-return

- Deterioration of veins walls

- Legs’ small muscular tone

First signs of varicose veins



Varicose veins can lead to more or less serious complications : 

Favoring and aggravating factors for varicose veins

Prevent the aggravation of varicose veins


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The treatment of varicose veins

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