Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor should I consult if I have varicose veins?
You can consult a general physician.
2. Why do women get affected by varicose veins more often?
Women do get affected more often than men. It can be attributed to pregnancy. The extra weight of the pregnant uterus can compress the veins and cause increased backpressure in them. Weight gain and hormonal changes during pregnancy contribute to the formation of varicose veins.
3. What are the complications of varicose veins?
Thrombophlebitis - inflammation of a vein before a blood clot forms.
Eczema - an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions, which become scaly, crusted, or hardened.
Hemorrhage - an abundant discharge of blood from the blood vessels.
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