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Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins

Varicose veins are a very common problem, affecting almost 40% of women and 20% of men age 50 and older. These damaged veins which appear as twisted, rope-like cords on the legs serve no useful purpose in the body. Because valves in them are damaged, they hold more blood at higher pressures than normal, making the legs swell and feel heavy.

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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014