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Why be concerned about varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that lie close to the surface of your skin. They often look blue and swollen, which can be troubling in itself.

But looks don't tell the whole story. Varicose veins can be a symptom of vein disease that makes it hard for blood to circulate properly in your legs. For some people, vein disease can progress and cause pain, itching, swelling and even dangerous blood clots.

At the Johns Hopkins Vein Centers, you will meet with a board-certified vascular surgeon to create your personal care plan. You can discuss your concerns and learn about treatment options best suited for your particular needs.

Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, and Venous Ulcers | Q&A

Vascular surgeon Jennifer Heller discusses causes, symptoms, and risk factors of varicose veins, spider veins and venous ulcers.


Are you concerned about your varicose veins? Call 410-550-VEIN (8346) to make an appointment or register online.