Varicose veins and spider veins facts
- Veins carry blood low in oxygen content from the body to the lungs and heart.
- Varicose veins can lead to aching or even ulceration of the legs.
- Varicose veins can be caused be weakened valves in the veins or weakened walls of the veins, or by inflammation in the veins (phlebitis).
- Treatment is not always necessary.
- Treatments available for venous disease include surgery and sclerotherapy.