Varicose Veins

03/01/2023

All You Need to Know About Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common problem that many people face. If you have them, you're not alone! In this blog post, we will discuss what varicose veins are, the causes, and the treatments available. We will also provide some tips on how to prevent varicose veins from forming in the first place. Keep reading for more information!

What is varicose vein?

Varicose veins also known as varicoses or varicosities,are swollen, twisted, and enlarged veins that appear blue or dark purple in color. They are typically found in the legs and can cause pain, fatigue, and burning sensations. In some cases, they may cause more serious issues such as skin deterioration or ulceration.

Causes of varicose vein:

Causes of varicose vein are:

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Age (since as you age your veins become weaker),
  3. Genetics
  4. Obesity
  5. Smoking
  6. Physically inactive
  7. Hormone changes during puberty or menopause

Signs of Varicose Vein:

The most common symptom of varicose veins is aching or heavy legs. If your legs feel like they need to be massaged or rubbed after standing for long periods, it could be a sign that you have weakened vein valves. Other symptoms include swelling in the feet, ankles, and calves; discolored skin around the affected area; and itching or burning sensations near the veins. In some cases, you may even see visible bulging or twisting veins under the skin.

How to prevent Varicose Vein?

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prevent varicose veins from occurring in the first place:

  • Regular exercise such as walking or swimming; avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Elevating your legs when sitting down
  • Eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants; drinking plenty of water
  • Avoiding the usage of high heels for a long time
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding tight clothing around your waist, legs or groin area
  • Quit smoking

Common Treatments for Varicose Vein Removal:

The type of treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your condition. Here are some common treatments for varicose vein removal

Compression Socks

Compression socks help reduce swelling by applying pressure to the affected area. They also aid in preventing further vein damage

Sclerotherapy

In this procedure, a solution is injected into the affected vein which causes it to close off and eventually disappear over time

Endovenous Laser Treatment

Endovenous laser treatment involves using laser energy to heat up and seal off the affected vein so that blood can no longer flow through it

Varicose veins can worsen over time, but they don’t have to be. With the right treatment and preventive measures, you can put your best foot forward. And if you ever find yourself worried about a potential vein issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be more than happy to chat and answer any questions you might have. Enquire now!

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