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Do varicose veins worsen over time?

Without treatment, the appearance of varicose veins often worsen over time. Your symptoms may not change, but the veins may be more visible. You may also develop other varicose veins. Many people pursue treatment to remove varicose veins for cosmetic reasons and to feel more comfortable about their appearance. In addition, taking preventative measures to reduce your risk such as exercising, not staying in the same position for long periods of time, and sitting with your feet elevated can be beneficial.

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