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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Varicose veins is growing in prevalence in the UAE, and worldwide it is estimated to affect around 20 per cent of all adults at some point in their lives, according to the US National Library of Medicine.
1 Workers who stand on their feet all day are more at risk of varicose veins "Getting varicose veins - bulging, bumpy veins seen on the surface of the legs - has nothing to do with whether you sit or stand at work," says consultant vascular surgeon Professor Mark Whiteley, (thewhiteleyclinic.
The only solution to varicose veins is surgery, which, if done for cosmetic reasons, is not covered by insurance nor recommended for pregnant women like me.
While 15-20% of UK adults have varicose veins which bulge from the leg when standing, another 15-20% have hidden varicose veins with inflammation at the ankle, caused by blood falling down the main leg veins.
As a result of their damage, varicose veins are dilated and often tortuous superficial veins.
When the valves of the superficial system are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool, which can cause varicose veins that are enlarged, swollen or twisted.
Personally, I'm lucky enough to have avoided actual varicose veins so far, but I've been playing 'whack a mole' with thread veins for as long as I've been a beauty editor, and now there's an ominous green thing on my skin too.
Varicose veins are more common in women--female hormones such as estrogen appear to contribute (you're more likely to develop varicose veins if you take hormone replacement therapy).
Conclusion: The treatment with endovenous laser treatment for patients with varicose veins is safe and effective.
Primary varicose veins are associated with several changes in vein wall architecture that may precede the development of reflux giving rise to several weak wall hypotheses.