Do you experience burning or itchy sensation in your legs? You might be suffering from varicose veins! Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the surface of the skin. Negligence when it comes to varicose veins can prove you costly! Check what happens if you ignore varicose veins.
How are Varicose Veins Formed?
Veins bulge from pools of blood if they are not able to carry blood in a healthy way. These visible and bulging veins, called varicose veins, are often associated with symptoms like heavy, tired and aching limbs. When these conditions become serious, it leads to rupture of varicose veins or open sores called ulcers that form on the skin. Varicose veins are most common in the legs and thighs.
The cause for the occurrence of the varicose veins is not entirely understood. It occurs due to the weakness of valves in the veins, which prevent the backward flow of blood away from the heart, this causes poor circulation. Sometimes, weaknesses in the vein walls cause the pooling of blood.
Venous disease is generally dynamic and cannot be prevented altogether. However, it can be prevented by bringing changes in lifestyle; that is by wearing support hosiery and maintaining normal weight; regular exercise proves beneficial.
Veins Problem Related to Varicose Veins
Generally, varicose veins are not a major cause of concern but when left untreated then it leads to many other complications. In progressive cases, breakdown of skin causes bleeding from varicose veins, and large varicosities develop blood clots, a condition named Superficial Phlebitis or Thrombophlebitis.
Many veins’ problems are related to varicose veins such as Telangiectasias, Spider Veins, and Varicoceles. Also without treatment, varicose veins leads to pain or aching, skin color changes, leg swelling, hardened skin and subcutaneous tissue (lipodermatosclerosis), and eczema.
Risks and Complications
- Superficial Thrombophlebitis
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
Telangiectasias are widely open blood vessels in the outer layer of the skin. Telangiectasias usually occur because of sun damage or aging. They are common on the face (cheeks, chin and nose) and legs (in particular the thighs, just below knees and ankles). Telangiectasias are blue, red or purple linear marks that measure less than 1-3 mm in width and measure several millimeters to centimeters in length.
A Varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within a loose bag of skin that holds your testicles (scrotum). Varicoceles may cause serious problems to men because it is a common cause for low sperm production and decreased sperm quality, which leads to infertility. A varicocele causes pain in rare cases. The pain may vary from sharp to dull discomfort. With time, varicocele may enlarge and become more prominent. Varicoceles can be treated if diagnosed at the right time.
Superficial Thrombophlebitis is a blood clot that forms in a vein just below the skin. Symptoms include skin redness; a firm, warm, tender vein; and sometimes pain and swelling.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot in a deeper vein. It causes a “pulling” feeling in the calf, warmth, redness, swelling and pain. If the blood clot travels to the lungs, it can be harmful for your health.
Therefore utmost care should be taken when you suffer from varicose veins. They can be a costly affair when left untreated. Hence Consult Vascular Specialist and book an appointment Varicose Veins Treatment in Hyderabad in early stages to avoid further complications!