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Overseas Health Insurance News: Varicose veins 'a common complaint'

Expatriate medical insurance policyholders ought to keep an eye out for varicose veins.

Consultant vascular surgeon and www.radiancehealth.co.uk founder Eddie Chaloner explained symptoms of this condition can range from "cosmetic dissatisfaction" seen in mild cases of the ailment, to swelling, soreness and aching of the leg and even to "skin damage at the ankle and eventual venous ulceration".

Approximately 30 per cent of the populace will develop this condition at some point in their lifetime, he added.

According to the UK's National Health Service, women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men, while it is also more commonplace in older people, the overweight, pregnant females and people in jobs that require them to stand for extended periods.

Mr Chaloner noted the treatment options available for people who suffer from the condition are "excellent", enabling international healthcare practitioners to fix varicose veins "quite easily and permanently".

"Once [varicose veins] start, they are likely to eventually get worse," he stated.

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