50% of women. 25% of men. What do the two of these groups have in common? Both of them suffer from vein disease.
What is vein disease?
According to Morrison Vein Institute, “veins are supposed to pump the blood in the legs back to the heart. But with vein disease, also referred to as venous insufficiency, the blood cannot get pumped back up to the heart properly causing blood pooling and a cascade of events over time” (Vein Disease Equals Varicose and Spider Veins article). Spider veins and varicose veins are symptoms of vein disease. There are actions that can be taken to minimize the effects of vein disease such as wearing compression stockings/socks, exercising regularly, and having a vein doctor treat your veins.
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