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The most familiar type of varicose veins is those which appear as bluish, twisted veins bulging out beneath the skin of the legs. While these highly visible vessels are the most common, it is possible to have varicose veins that do not present in this manner. The pain and risks associated with these less visible veins are still serious issues.

There are a variety of symptoms related to varicose veins. While the appearance of bulging, twisted, and bluish veins at the skin’s surface is the most recognized, it is possible to have varicose veins without this visible feature. That is why it is important to be on the lookout for other possible symptoms, such as low energy, leg pain, or lower limb heaviness.

When looking back at medical history, it becomes clear that we are living in the Golden Age of varicose vein treatment. Only in very recent years have the primary treatment methods evolved from major invasive surgery to what is classified as minimally invasive. This is a significant advantage for the health, safety, and recovery of vascular patients.

The treatment of varicose veins goes back to at least 400 B.C., the time of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. The pain, discomfort, and unsightly appearance have all been factors in pursuing treatment of the vascular disease which commonly occurs near the surface of the skin in legs.

The flow of blood throughout the body is an essential and delicate system responsible for nourishing tissues from head to toe. Any threat to regular blood flow has the potential to disrupt normal activities, cause pain, or create critical health issues. The formation and presence of blood clots is one of these widely recognized threats.