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Varicose Veins / Spider Veins


Vein problems emerge insidiously, over months and years. First warning signs are "swollen legs" after a hard day's work while standing or swollen ankles on a hot summer day.

Now it is really time to do something to support the weak veins. But there is a lot more you can do even if you suffer from venous disease.

Varicose Veins – what causes them?

Varicose veins are either heredity or occur due to a genetic predisposition to weak vein walls and valves from otherwise healthy veins that dilate and function abnormally. The veins serve the transport of the blood to the heart and the rest of the tissues. With varicose veins, the blood collects in the veins, partically under high pressure, rather than to flow back to the heart in a normal orderly manner. Simultaneously, accumulating metabolites from the skin, muscles, and other tissues are transported along with the blood.

To ensure normal transport from the legs against gravity while standing, muscle contractions in your lower legs act as pumps . This pumping function is performed by the leg muscles, especially the calf (calf muscle pump), which massage the veins and press the blood upward. Valves (valves) in the veins prevent the blood from flowing backward.


Primary varicose veins is a disease caused by the wear of the vein wall. Under the influence of various factors, such as a standing activity, varicose veins may develop in different forms and severity during the course of life. It is a very common disease and ranges from a mild illness without significant complaints to a morbid disease with severe venous dysfunction, sometimes even with venous ulcers, so-called open leg ulcers. 

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