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Varicosis (varicose veins)
Varicose veins result when the walls of veins become weakened (soft and stretched) and the venous valves no longer close properly.
Blood begins to pool and the veins continue to expand. Over time the veins become very snaked due to damaged venous valves and dilated veins.
Unfortunately there is no way to return the damaged venous valves and dilated veins to their original state.
They must be treated - either invasively (by sclerosing or surgically removing the damaged veins) or using "conservative" therapy with medical compression stockings, exercise and medicine. Varicose veins will continue to get worse without proper treatment.
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Treating varicose veins with compression therapy
Treating varicose veins with medical compression stockings from medi can effectively accelerate the flow of blood: The external compression/pressure reduces the diameter of the veins and the venous valves close again; blood no longer pools in the legs and it can flow back to the heart. They also counteract oedema (swollen legs).
Failure to treat varicose veins can possibly lead to venous leg ulcers, which take very long to heal and can only be cured by eliminating the cause: dilated veins. If necessary, doctors will prescribe compression therapy with medical stockings that are custom fitted at specialist medical retailers (e.g. health suppliers).