varicose-veins-croppedWhat are Varicose veins?

Varicose veins are a very common condition and affect around 3 in 10 adults in the UK and are caused when the small valves inside the veins stop working properly. These valves usually stop the blood flowing backwards but if they become weakened or damaged then blood can collect in the vein causing it to become swollen.

Although varicose veins are most common in the legs and feet there are a number of different conditions that affect different parts of the body and The British Varicose Vein Centre have expert practitioners and nurses to help with a variety of issues.

Click on the links below for more information of specific conditions: