Varicose Veins Overview
Veins are blood vessels that return deoxygenated blood from the outer parts of the body back to the heart and lungs. When veins become abnormally thick, full of twists and turns, or enlarged, they are called varicose vein. This happens most commonly in the veins in the legs and thighs.
Veins in the leg are either superficial or deep.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/6/2014
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