http://www.deluxecomfort.com/leg-wedge-pillow-order.html About 50 to 55 percent of women of all ages in the United States suffer from varicose veins. This is generally an inherited condition that is more frequent in women then men. Varicose veins are swollen blue, green or purple veins that protrude mostly in the skin of legs. You can identify among the signals an itching, throbbing or burning feeling, which get acute at night after a hard day of work, especially if you have walked a lot or been standing up for long hours. This condition worsens during pregnancy due to the ongoing growth of the uterus, which presses the inferior vena cava, which is a large vein located on the right side of the body. This increases the pressure in the leg veins, making them to work against gravity. Varicose veins is an uncomfortable condition of poor leg circulation, but harmless from a medical perspective. However, if it is left untreated, the feeling of discomfort and other physical complications may come up as leg ulcers, phlebitis, varicose vein injury (vein chronic inflammation) and rupture of veins. An easy way to prevent the formation of varicose veins is by purchasing a Wedge Pillow. By using this product to elevate your legs when sitting or lying down it helps to reduce swelling and pain. Also, sleeping on your left side with a foot held up by a wedge pillow is recommended because since the vena cava is on the right side it helps you take pressure off the vein which will relieve the pressure on your legs and feet. Log onto out website or call to order the Wedge Pillow and see how it can help prevent and alleviate pain from Vericos Vains.