Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose Veins
Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods
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Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may appear as blue or purple twisted, knot-like cords.
Every minute of every day, millions of blood cells trek through about 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
There are many vascular conditions that require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional.
Anyone who stays inactive for hours can face risks for blood clots.
Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when the leg veins do not allow blood to travel back to the heart.
Spider veins are caused by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels near the skin's surface.