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Consultant surgeon explains why varicose veins are a health risk

Varicose veins can also lead to leg ulcers, which are open sores where the “skin has broken down and cannot heal over again”.

This enables bacteria to get into the flesh, causing recurrent infection and pain.

Am I at risk of varicose veins?

There are four risk factors for developing varicose veins:

  • Increasing age
  • Pregnancy
  • Family history
  • Prolonged sitting

Is there anything that can be done if I have varicose veins?

Fortunately, “veins can be treated” said Whiteley. “Modern vein treatments are performed under local anaesthetic as walk-in walk-out procedures.”

This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
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Fatty liver disease symptoms: Swollen veins and other signs your condition has progressed

According to the Mayo Clinic, these include:

  • Overweight or obesity
  • Insulin resistance, in which your cells don’t take up sugar in response to the hormone insulin
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycaemia), indicating prediabetes or type 2 diabetes
  • High levels of fats, particularly triglycerides, in the blood.

“These combined health problems appear to promote the deposit of fat in the liver,” explains the health body.

“For some people, this excess fat acts as a toxin to liver cells, causing liver inflammation and NASH, which may lead to a buildup of scar tissue in the liver.”

A wide range of diseases and conditions can also increase your risk of NAFLD.