One of the problems which are becoming very common is varicose veins. This condition occurs when the blood flow is not proper because the valves in the veins are not functioning properly. In this guide, we will let you know whether the problem is only cosmetic or more than that.
Varicose veins are swollen and large veins which appear on the leg and feet. The problem happens when the valves present in the veins do not function properly and this affects the blood flow. This is also true that at some point in our lives we will experience the problem. The varicose and spider veins occur because of the condition and also look alike. If there are large varicose veins then you might not see them until you wear shorts or a bathing suit.
So these veins are indeed more than a cosmetic problem and not only the problem of blood circulation. It needs attention so that at the right time getting varicose veins treatment can prevent it to become something serious.
Truth behind this problem
- Well, both varicose and spider veins are caused by some factors which include age, weight gain, genetics, work occupation (sitting and standing), and sun exposure.
- In some cases, it is possible that hormonal changes can trigger the issue of spider veins. Also, it can cause only tiny purplish veins and very few or even no symptoms. Some patients even suffer from pain, heaviness, and itching when the veins start to get entangled. Remember if you try to scratch or rub them it can cause ulcers or sores.
When the varicose veins are more than cosmetic?
- Sometimes the issue is not an only circulatory issue and in that case, but it can also indicate the issue of CVI (Chronic Venous Insufficiency). This means the functioning of veins is not proper and they might not get the essential nutrients and oxygen which it needs to stay healthy and function properly.
- Always remember that whatever the case is you need to visit the skin doctor to get them treated. If not then the problem will increase and then reticular veins are also included. Eventually, this condition will affect your self-confidence also.
Getting the treatment
If the veins are large then getting them treated is the right choice for you. In that case, they will be removed surgically. The patient will be given general anesthesia. After the surgery, you can go home but if you got the surgery for both legs then you have to spend one night at the hospital.
Skin specialist usually recommends the laser treatment which helps in treating the problem effectively. If you have any questions and want to know more about the treatment then you should visit our doctor doe the best treatment plan.