Varicose veins, gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet, are common with more than 3 million US cases/year. And they are common in those 19 years of age or older.
For many people, there are no symptoms and varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. But in some cases, they cause aching pain and discomfort or signal an underlying circulatory problem.
- Varicose veins can be chronic and can last for years or be lifelong
- Lab tests or imaging not required
- In most cases, treatment is covered by insurance