It may not seem fair, but it’s true: Women have more problems than men do with issues like varicose veins and spider veins.
Varicose veins are ropy-looking, bluish veins that often appear in the legs, although they can show up in other parts of the body too. Spider veins are similar but smaller. They don’t bulge out as varicose veins do, and can have a web-like appearance.
Women are four times as likely as men to have varicose veins, largely because of hormonal fluctuations during their monthly menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. About 50 percent of women have...Read More