Varicose veins are distorted veins in which blood circulation is poor. They are bluish, swollen and twisted, and are more or less prominent. Women are 2 to 3 times more affected than men. In most cases, varicose veins are formed on the legs. In 95% of cases, varicose veins affect subtle back along the leg, and collateral veins. Poor circulation of these can cause varicose veins. Varixes can cause pain, tingling and perception of heaviness in the legs, calf cramps and swelling of the ankles and feet. You can also have pruritus. These symptoms worsen in the evening. Factors such as obesity, excess weight, motionless standing station or trampling, sitting for long periods of time, lack of physical activity, exposure to heat accentuate the occurrence of varicose veins. Varicose veins are knotty dilated veins. There are varicose veins and varicosities. In both cases, the veins are no longer able to pump blood properly, it stagnates around causing blood stasis. These swollen veins are more visible in the lower limbs. This is the fact of walking or remain standing. They could reach all the body. Varicose veins are large, visible, bulging, palpable, long and dilated. Spider veins may appear on the surface of the skin. They can be short, have a wrinkles aspect, and sometimes concentrated in one area. They are not tangible and are seen on the thighs, ankles and feet. For many people, varicose veins are just a cosmetic concern, while for some it is a suffering. Sometimes varicose veins lead to more serious problems. They can be a manifestation of a circulatory problem link to a heart failure. Depending on the severity, varicose veins can be treated either by yourself or by a doctor.