Legs crawling with spider or varicose veins? What to know and how to treat them

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Legs crawling with spider or varicose veins? What to know and how to treat them

Carmen Pope

Varicose veins
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MARGARET IS A regular customer in her 60s who asks if you have anything to help with her varicose veins. Although she has had them for several years, they have only recently started aching and throbbing, and her ankles have started to swell. She does not take any other medications.

Varicose veins are a sign of a blood flow disorder that is likely to get worse with time. Estimated to affect up to 50 per cent of those over age 50,

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