Varicose Vein Pictures
Varicose veins pictures show how these enlarged veins can be flesh colored or dark purple or blue. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. Sometimes they are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin, usually appearing on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg.
Further varicose veins images show how spider veins are similar to varicose veins but smaller. Spider veins can be red or blue in color, and closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins, looking like spider webs with their short jagged lines. Although spider veins usually appear on the legs, they can occur on the face too and are sometimes caused by sun exposure in the fair-skinned.
Varicose veins are more common in women than in men, and appear more often in those over the age of 50. While pregnancy is a frequent causeof varicose veins, obesity, leg injury and prolonged standing can all add to the problem. Achy legs, muscle cramping, a "heavy" feeling in the legs, burning, throbbing, swelling and itching can all be symptoms of varicose veins but for the majority of people, varicose veins are a cosmetic concern and they would like to have them treated for their appearance sake. Your own varicose veins or spider veins may be at a very early stage but when you view the varicose vein photos in our image gallery, you may well find them rather unattractive and decide to go for treatment to prevent any worsening of the condition.
For the majority of people, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. Up to 15 percent of men and 25 percent of women are affected with varicose veins in the United States alone..Such pain may include: achy legs, muscle cramping, "heavy" feeling in the legs, burning, throbbing, swelling and itching.