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Venous circulation and varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 April 2015, Healthy legs - varicose veins
Varicose veins

 Josée Fortin, Naturopath and Biochemist – Special collaboration

Summer is on the way, and many of us want to show our smooth, varicose vein-free legs. Varicose veins are formed by enlarged blood vessels in the legs, right under the skin’s surface. They are the result of damage to the venous valves, whose function is to prevent excessive accumulation of blood in a specific region. When they malfunction, venous pressure increases, which leads to a transfer of liquid into the surrounding tissues, swelling, heaviness, fatigue and leg pain.

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