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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1179) Last page : ( 1183)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00215.2

A study on Prevalence of Varicose veins in 30–80 year old individuals

Swathy S1,*, Thenmozhi M. S.2

1BDS First Year, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India

2Head of, Anatomy Department, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: swaswee.4@gmail.com

Online published on 28 October, 2015.

Abstract

Aim

The study aims to investigate the prevalence of varicose veins in 30–80 year old individuals in Tamil Nadu.

Objective

The objective of the study is to investigate the prevalence of varicose veins in 50 individuals aged 30–80 years living in Tamil Nadu with the help of a questionnaire. The varicose veins were scored as present or absent, mild or severe, age and necessity of treatment. The study aims to evaluate the association between professions and cause and also various treatment methods undergone.

Background

Varicose veins are enlarged and tortuous veins in the legs (usually). Varicose veins may be caused due to ageing, pregnancy, obesity, menopause and due to continuous standing for a long time. The tortuous veins causes pain. Treatment includes wearing stockings, topical gel application, endovenous laser treatment, radio frequency ablation, foam sclerotherapy and stripping.

Conclusion

The condition of varicose veins is significantly common in the population of Tamil Nadu, especially in older individuals and women. A large portion of the affected population did not take any steps towards the treatment of varicose veins.

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Keywords

Varicose veins, stockings, tortuous veins, prevalence.

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