What are varicose veins?
Basically, these are enlarged veins which are swollen as well as from the skin they are raised. They are a dark purple, blue in color, and like a cluster of grapes. They are mostly seen in the leg and thigh. The varicose veins also play a very small role in transferring the blood to the heart. They are more prominent in female in comparison to men.
Why do varicose veins develop?
However, the exact reason for this issue is still not known. Mostly it is related to when more pressure is put on the veins. The blood flow is prevented because of the valves in the veins. The blood flows back when the veins get damaged and this also results in swelling as well as engorgement (swollen) of the veins.
Who can get it more often?
There are certain factors like which can affect the veins of the person who is overweight, pregnant women, standing for a long time, hormonal change in women, and trauma.
What are its symptoms?
Those who are suffering the problem will have leg ache, heaviness in the leg, and fatigue. In most cases, the patient complains about leg ache in the night. Moreover, if you keep standing for a long time the problem will become more like aching, burning, cramping, throbbing, and restlessness of the leg. If the problem is there for a long time then the veins will get dark or it will cause hyperpigmentation in the ankle. It is very important that you get the varicose veins treatment as soon as possible to prevent the problem.
How the problem is diagnosed?
The doctor will examine the condition by simply examining the body. To find the exact cause Doppler ultrasound is needed. The test will assess the functioning of the valve and it also determines the blood flow in the leg. Further, it can also check if there is any kind of blood clot in the vein.
Is the condition serious?
If you do not get the treatment then surely the problem will increase. The patient can develop the condition of mild swelling of the feet, infection of the vein, occasional blood clots in the veins, constant itching, infection of the vein, pigmentation around the ankles, and ulcers at the ankles. You can also get the spider veins treatment in our clinic.
How the problem can be prevented?
The problem can be prevented if you wear compression stocking and do the exercise properly. You should keep the leg elevated, do not stand for a long time, do not cross the legs when you are sitting, and wear support stocking.