Varicose veins is a change in the veins expressed in sacculate dilation, increase in length, and the formation of convolutions and modular glomeris. The disease develops gradually. Patients complain of a sensation of heaviness in the affected limb, of rapid fatigue and of puffiness. Sometimes a varicose ulcer develops. In addition to the physical limitations demanded by this complaint (curtailment of activities which involve long-term standing or walking), it also cause psychological discomfort due to its appearance.
The disease most often affects veins of the lower extremities and rectum, and is three times more frequent among women than men.