varicose vein


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varicose vein

A vein, usually on the leg, that has become swollen and twisted by internal pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varicose vein - a vein that is permanently dilatedvaricose vein - a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
varicosity - varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
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She has varicose veins in both legs, and she never can stand on her feet all day an' work for wages.
You're only home-sick, and what you call varicose veins come from over-eating.
Classic varicose vein surgery on the legs is aimed at removing the abnormal veins by stripping and addressing the incompetent flow channels by performing vein ligation.
Sometimes dermatitis and even an ulcer may develop at the site of a varicose vein, often on the inner side of the ankle.
I was pregnant with my son when I had my first varicose vein," Sanders says.
It also allows great control of the product's flow in the varicose vein during the injection and to check the immediate results and the effectiveness of the treatment.
Fortunately, modern laser technology allows for relief from the appearance and pains of varicose veins, and the Renaissance Laser and Vein Institute is the go-to institution for state of the art laser treatments for varicose vein removal in Los Angeles.
interventional radiologist says those with varicose vein disease are often misdiagnosed.
At 41 and 43 years old, Rick and Susan Wheeler are typical varicose vein patients.
Q I'M in my 30s and I've discovered a small varicose vein on my leg.
And while it may not be possible to get rid of every varicose vein, there's a lot you can do to improve them and prevent them from occurring.
Summer Sanders Helps Raise Awareness of Varicose Vein Health Risks