It is my duty to warn you about the dangers of varicose veins. There is a large varicose vein syndrome and I am just now discovering its existence in this country. It is an uncommon disease and has a long history of being kept quiet in the medical community. I have never known any of my patients to get any sort of medical treatment for the condition because most of the doctors knew nothing about it. Unfortunately, it is common today and is becoming more common because of the growing number of women using birth control pills, but I have been in contact with many doctors who have no idea about this disease. There are over a million women who will develop a varicose vein if they are not treated.
What is a varicose vein? A varicose vein is a short vein, usually the type on either side of the upper or lower abdomen. It is the site of varicose veins in the body, and often occurs at the base of the arm or in the groin. They are usually not painful, although a sharp pain may follow when they are opened. The veins become swollen, but usually don't bleed.