Diseases of Arteries and Veins

Varicose Veins: Abnormally dilated, tortuous veins produced by prolonged increase in intraluminal pressure and loss of vessel wall support
increased risk
Obesity
Hereditary
Proximal thrombus
Proximal compression (e.g. tumor)
legs are dependent for long periods
Higher incidence in women (pregnancy)
properties
The superficial veinsof the lower leg, venous pressures in these sites can be markedly elevated
10% to 20% of adult males
25% to 33% of adult females
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Complications
Stasis dermatitis
Delay healing
Stasis, edema, trophic skin
Varicose ulcers
Diseases of arteries and veins
Varicose Veins
deep vein thrombosis
thrombophlebitis
aneurysms
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