Varicose Veins are NOT a Normal Part of Ageing

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Varicose Veins are NOT a Normal Part of Ageing

There is a common misconception that varicose veins are normal veins and a normal part of aging.

Firstly, varicose veins are abnormal veins. If they were normal they would not stick out of the skin and cause symptoms like itching, skin and colour changes. There are exceptions when this occurs like weight lifters, athletes and cyclists, but they often have no symptoms or signs and it is quite obvious they are exercise fanatics.

Secondly, varicose veins get worse as you get older, but they are definitely not a normal part of aging. There are many people that get older in to their 80s and 90s and have no varicose veins.

What tends to occur is that the process of formation of varicose veins starts within your leg even before you see anything on your legs. This could be as early as teens or even in mid 20s, 30s and beyond. Your symptoms tend to start even before you see anything on your thighs or legs.

Therefore varicose veins are always abnormal veins.

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