Varicose veins

9 questions about ulcers

Ulcers: you’ve heard the name, but don’t know what’s behind it? Find out everything about their origin, symptoms and treatment in 9 questions and answers. An ulcer is, by definition, a wound. It can be located on the skin or on the mucous membranes. This wound is deep. The problem is the healing. A difficult…

Link between taking the pill and varicose veins

Would you like to know more about the link between taking the contraceptive pill and varicose veins? We explain their relationship here!  As a reminder, birth control pills generally contain hormones such as oestrogen and progestin that prevent a woman’s body from ovulating during her cycle. Higher levels of oestrogen have been shown to increase…

The danger of varicose veins

Often considered, wrongly, as a minor health problem, varicose veins can cause various complications. Venous thrombosis, or phlebitis, occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein. If not treated in time, it can degrade the vein and its valve system that ensures venous drainage, and subsequently develop into post-phlebitic venous disease or pulmonary embolism.…

The main causes of varicose veins

But where do varicose veins come from, those swollen-looking veins that bother you? Here we explain the main causes! As a reminder, varicose veins are sinuous dilations of the superficial veins of the lower limbs: the saphenous vein and its branches. Under the effect of gravity and the dilation of the veins in diameter, the…

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