Venous disease and varicose veins.
Venous disease can be defined as a disease that affects the evolving venous system and is very prone to chronicity. The embrittlement and damage of vein walls as well as the disability of vein valves results in a backward blood flow known as venous disease, that consists in varicose veins, deep venous thrombosis and chronic venous insufficiency.
Varicose veins are thus an epiphenomenon of the venous disease, known as vein dilation, elongation and twisting accompanied by valve insufficiency.
In short, this represents the most common peripheral vascular disease, with an incidence ranging from 15 to 30% of the population, depending on the region.
Approximately by the age of 60, 70% of women and 40% of men will get a certain degree of venous insufficiency.
This condition is hard to deal with and results obtained do not always meet patients' expectations.