Varicose veins typically happen in the legs, though any superficial vein may become varicosed.
Sometimes called ‘spider veins’, varicose veins are a common condition in both men and women.
Varicose veins don’t always require surgery.
Surgical techniques for varicose veins are becoming more refined, but not all cases require surgery. Lifestyle changes can help.
Too much sitting may increase the risk of developing diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and it may even cause premature death.
More people are getting standing desks in response to our increasing knowledge about the harms of sedentary lifestyles. But can you transition to standing at work without causing yourself harm?
As they transport blood against the force of gravity, veins require special mechanisms to ensure that blood doesn’t flow backwards.
Veins are part of the body’s extensive network of blood vessels, returning blood back to the heart to maintain a continuous circulation. And when things go wrong with them, you can end up with varicose…