There are several different types of varicose veins, and all are different from each other.
Most varicose veins (VV) have two to three small, thin blood vessels that supply blood to the tissues. The blood vessels in VV are located in the sides of the neck and lower back. VV can be caused by many different causes, including diabetes, cancer, infection, radiation and inflammation. VV is usually not life-threatening. VV can be controlled through proper treatment. If varicose veins are a concern, make an appointment with a doctor who specializes in varicose veins. VV is not a sign of heart disease or diabetes. VV can develop during periods of stress, but this is usually after a certain period of time, such as from a stressful job. People often get varicose veins because they don't exercise or they take certain drugs, such as aspirin and some medications for heart disease. VV can get worse or better after a stressful event, so make an appointment with your doctor. VV is more common in children than in adults. To reduce your risk of getting varicose veins, don't smoke, eat a healthy diet, and maintain a healthy weight. You may also want to exercise regularly and reduce the stress of a job that involves long hours.