Varicose veins are gnarled, enflamed veins. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most frequently affected are those in your legs and bases. That's because standing and mobile upright increases the gravity in the veins of your lower body.
For many people, varicose veins and spider veins — a shared, mild variation of varicose veins — are simply a cosmetic concern. For other persons, varicose veins can cause aching pain and uneasiness. Sometimes varicose moods lead to more-serious problems. Varicose veins may also signal a advanced risk of other circulatory problems. Treatment may include self-care measures or events by your doctor to close or eliminate veins.