Varicose Veins

I’ve started to notice some lumpy blue veins on my legs. They don’t hurt but I want to know what’s causing them and how I can treat them?

There are two sets of veins in the legs, superficial and deep, which are connected by valves. When the valves ‘blow’, varicose veins develop. They are extremely common especially in women who have had children and they don’t always hurt. What you describe could well be varicose veins. Unfortunately you won?t get rid of the existing ones without specialist help but you can prevent them getting worse by keeping active and wearing support tights available from chemists.