varicose veins


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varicose veins

pl n
(Pathology) a condition in which the superficial veins, esp of the legs, become tortuous, knotted, and swollen: caused by a defect in the venous valves or in the venous pump that normally moves the blood out of the legs when standing for long periods
Translations

varicose veins

[ˈværɪkəʊsˈveɪnz] NPLvarices fpl

varicose veins

plKrampfadern pl

varicose veins

[ˌværɪkəʊsˈveɪnz] nplvarici fpl, vene fpl varicose
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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.
According to the American College of Phlebology, up to 50 percent of American women have varicose veins or a related venous disorder.
It's true that women are most likely to have varicose veins, but more than 30 million Americans of all ages and both genders are affected.
Once the varicose veins are gone, other veins deeper in the body take up the slack.
"Minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins which destroy the vein by heat using a laser is the most effective treatment," said lead researcher Dr.
I've skip gigs standing long was and woken leg However, it was on my list of grievances alongside having to skip music gigs because standing for long periods was an issue, constantly having to listen to people saying "I thought only grannies got varicose veins" and being woken in the night by leg cramps.
Whether to relieve symptoms and/or improve appearance, treating varicose veins can be performed by vein centers that specialize in the evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders.
Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted superficial veins that often appear blue or purple.
In addition to noting the unsightly appearance, patients with varicose veins may complain of aching, heaviness, pruritus, and early fatigue of the affected leg.