Varicose Veins Directory
Varicose veins usually appear on the legs as raised, swollen, twisted blood vessels that can be seen through the skin. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes varicose veins, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
The Basics of Varicose Veins
Learn more from WebMD about the causes of varicose veins, a problem that affects up to 60% of all Americans.
Varicose Veins Treatments
Learn more from WebMD about medical and nonmedical treatments for varicose veins.
Varicose Veins Symptoms
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of varicose veins.
Preventing Varicose Veins
Learn more from WebMD about preventing varicose veins.
New Treatments for Varicose Veins
The real, working venous system for the legs lies deeper within the leg. This is good news, because it means that if the surface veins become varicose, they can be removed or destroyed without ruining circulation to the leg.
No More Cover-Ups
What's sarong about your body? Nothing that a few products and procedures (and sit-ups) can't take care of in time for fun in the sun this summer.
Spider Vein-Free Legs Can Be Yours
A safe and easy treatment for spider veins, sclerotherapy, causes veins to clump together or clot and become less apparent.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Spider and Varicose Veins: What Causes Them? What Can You Do?
WebMD’s visual guide to understanding the causes of spider veins and varicose veins, and how to prevent and treat them -- including before-and-after treatment images.
Illustration copyright 2002, 2003 Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.comIn venous insufficiency, the valves in the veins have become damaged. Theses valves normally keep blood flowing toward the heart, but damaged valves allow some blood to flow backward, causing the veins to become overfilled. Fluid seeps out of the engorged veins into surrounding tissues, ...
Illustration copyright 2002 Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com ...