Varicose Veins often known as varicoses or varicosities, occurs when your veins become enlarged, swollen, dilated and overfilled with blood. They typically appear raised in reddish or bluish color. Sometimes they are painful. This condition is common among women of 25 years of age. As a percentage we have 25% of adults have varicose veins but not every time they need treatment. In most of the instances, varicose veins appear on the lower legs. Primarily there are two types of varicose veins present. First, there are veins which may or may not be painful. Secondly, there are veins that are present as spider veins.
Spider veins are slightly smaller than varicose veins and bluish in colour with presence in lower legs or sometimes on face. In most of the cases varicose veins are not painful, but yes veins do look swollen or twisted. If you experience pain in affected area this may be in terms of heavy feelings in your legs, itching around your affected area, skin discoloration or pain occurs after prolonged sitting or standing.