Varicose veins are extremely common as people get older. In fact, about 40 out of 100 women in their 50s have varicose veins. For some, the twisted, bulging veins prompt no additional symptoms. For those with symptoms, varicose veins are more than a cosmetic issue. They can cause uncomfortable symptoms and lead to serious health problems.
During an interview on NBC Connecticut, Dr. Adam Cloud, UConn Health vascular surgeon, talks about some of the common symptoms and the latest options available to treat varicose veins.