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Complications of varicose veins

The first manifestations of varicose veins are a pronounced aesthetic defect in the form of enlarged, deformed venous vessels, and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Chronic venous insufficiency in its initial stages includes edema, a state of severity and discomfort in the lower extremities. Many patients gradually get used to these symptoms and, without particularly worrying, live on with varicose veins. Gradually, new venous vessels are affected, and CVI symptoms are increasing. This process is inevitable and takes place in all patients, but the rate of its development is different. It affects the age and compensatory abilities of the body, especially motor activity and nutrition. At some point, in a person with varicose veins, the first complication appears. This can happen in 20 years or six months after the first signs and symptoms of varicose veins appear. For many patients, it is the moment of the complication that makes them go to the doctor for the first time. This page provides basic but very useful information about the complications of varicose veins, their treatment and prevention.