Pathophysiology: Varicose veins and spider veins are normal veins that have dilated under the influence of increased venous pressure.
Disease statistics: • The prevalence of varicose veins is greater in women (55%) compared to men (45%) • It is estimated that 41% of women over the age of 50 have varicose veins. • It is estimated that 50% of the US population over 50 years old has varicose veins.
Treatment: If treatment is necessary, you may first recommend up to six months of self-care at home, including: • using compression stockings • taking regular exercise • avoiding standing up for long periods • elevating the affected area when resting
Research: Comparison of treatment of blood clots in the veins of the leg / pelvis as well as of blood clots in the lung of patients with active cancer. The treatments compared are Innohep® Treatment Versus Warfarin , an oral Vitamin K antagonist.