A varicose vein is a venous disorder and the word varicose comes from the Latin word “varix” (meaning “twisted”). Up to 25 % of women and 18 % of men will suffer from varicose veins. Nearly 50 % of untreated patients eventually experiences chronic venous insufficiency. Varicose veins are more common in women than men. Superficial veins of the leg are under high pressure; hence this disorder is mostly seen in the leg. There is no cure for varicose veins which means that you have to treat and monitor them on a regular basis. Hence, the better option for varicose vein is prevention than cure.