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Causes and treatments for varicose veins

It is estimated that approximately 20 percent of adults in western countries have varicose veins.

Varicose veins are the bulging blue and purple veins that typically appear in legs.

Approximately 20 percent of adults in western countries have them.

Dr. Amy Coulter and Dr. Michael Zammit, vascular surgeons with EvergreenHealth Heart and Vascular Care, dispelled some common myths about the causes of varicose veins and discussed how these veins are treated.