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Spider veins are thin, blue and purple clusters of veins which usually appear on a person’s outer thighs, lower legs or face. The name is derived from their resemblance to a spider’s web. The usual way in which spider veins are formed is when valves that prevent blood from flowing backward are damaged or not […]

Varicose veins can happen to anyone, especially after the age of 30. Along with producing possible embarrassment, varicose veins can also cause pain, discomfort, or a feeling of ‘heaviness’ when someone stands. The condition is also linked with a ‘restless’ feeling in the legs that make it difficult to fall asleep. These bulging veins that […]

If you dread the thought of baring your legs due to spider veins—those red or bluish, squiggly veins that appear predominantly on the thighs, calves and ankles—you’re not alone! It’s estimated that 60 percent of Americans are affected by this cosmetic condition. Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels visible just under the surface of […]