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Almost everybody knows someone who has mentioned a problem with varicose veins or spider veins. All too often, there is confusion about whether these are the same type of abnormal vessels.
Varicose veins affect millions of men and women in the U.S., causing symptoms like painful cramps, leg fatigue, and itching, not to mention their ugly appearance.
Having varicose veins can be a dual problem. First, individuals often experience a heavy feeling in the legs, discomfort at the vein site, and may even develop ulcers that break through the skin.
Varicose Vein Problems Often Run in Families Varicose veins are a common problem in adults and may begin fairly early in life.