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Seven percent of adults suffer from varicose veins

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Mumbai, May 10 : More than seven percent of the adults in India suffer from varicose veins, a disease in which the veins become abnormally thick, enlarged and full of twists and turns, said a survey conducted by a premier healthcare provider here on Sunday. The survey conducted by the Wockhardt Hospital also revealed that work that requires a person to stand for long duration is the main reason that causes varicose veins. Besides, it was also found that this occurs commonly in the veins of legs and thighs.”Varicose veins affect those who stand for long hours, such as teachers, traffic policemen, sales people and others. If varicose veins are not treated early, there can be complications leading to chronic venous insufficiency,” said Vimal Someshwar, director of Interventiol Radiology Department at Wockhardt hospital. Speaking on the issue, Someshwar also said that treatment is not easy as people ignore it considering the disease as a cosmetic problem and fail to diagnose it.Worldwide, superficial venous disease is more common in women as compared to men.Wockhardt Hospital on Sunday also organised a Varicose Veins screening checkup for the Mumbai police personnel especially for its traffic department. (IANS)

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