Many options for treatment now exist but the primary modality for all patients is compression therapy using either elasticated compression wraps or in most cases the more convenient solution of compression stockings.

In the early stages of the disease varices do not cause any ailments, only a cosmetic anomaly in the form of spider veins and reticular veins—these are small <1mm telangiectasia and 1-2 mm veins frequently seen even in asymptomatic individuals.

Varicose veins and venous insufficiency are used synonymously but are different but occur together.

According to worldwide estimates, venous insufficiency can affect up to 60% of the world's population. In different developed countries, the morbidity statistics are similar.

When and How should varicose veins be treated?

Lower extremity varicose veins are a troublesome malady that can develop in both women and men though statistically it is strongly familial and much more frequent in women than men.