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what is another name for hemorrhoids?
piles
How do varicose veins develop?
when the one-way valves in a vein become weak and fail due to backward pressure of the blood.
What is the word for the inflammation of the vein? What is it and why is it more serious than a hemorrhoid? what disease can it lead to?
Phlebitis, blood in an unbroken but inflamed vessel may clot and contribute to thromboembolotic disease. Emboli that arise from veins in the legs often travel to the lungs, where they may cause atal obstructions (infarcts) in pulmonary BV's (pulmonary emboli)