Lower Extremity Varicose Veins

Varicose vein pathology is an aesthetic problem with respect to its loss of corporal harmony in the legs, but also it results in being a health problem as it can propagate a defined and worrisome clinical symptomatology, and a socio-economical problem because of its high work and social problems in any country. Studies have been performed that show that more than half of the population suffers from varicose veins, but that 44% of the cases do not have any greater significance than an aesthetic concern. On the contrary, 12% of the adult population present changes or secondary complications worthy of being considered a medical condition (sensation of heaviness, throbbing, tiredness, pain, edema, pigmentation, post thrombotic aftermath, phlebitis or venous ulcers).

The number of patients affected in whatever degree of evolution of varicose pathology, represents not only an individual problem, but elevated socio-economical and health repercussions at a national level.

See also the section "Varicose veins".