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What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are swollen, dark blue or purple blood vessels that you can see and feel beneath the skin. The vessels that develop are larger and therefore more prominent when problems occur and form when the valves within a vein weaken and allow some blood to flow backward. The vein weakens under the additional strain and balloons outward, bulging under the skin surface.
This venous disease is characterized by twisted cords of veins that bulge above the skin’s surface. Common areas in which varicose veins occur include the calves and thighs.
The primary indicator of varicose veins is the obvious appearance of bulging vessels. Additional symptoms include:
A heaviness sensation
Cramping, throbbing, or aching pain that worsens with inactivity
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are large dilated tortuous, bulging veins that are often visible on the skin surface. These are caused by damaged valves inside the veins and with the majority of the patients, they will not be visible on the surface of the skin yet they are still lying below the surface. Having Varicose Veins can lead to poor circulation and are only visible with help of an ultrasound.
Varicose Veins Before And After Treatment.
Treatment often relieves discomfort associated with the condition such as swelling, fatigue, itching, and cramps. However, more significant problems can develop if abnormal veins are left untreated. If venous insufficiency is left alone, it can lead to ulcers or open wounds on the legs. Left untreated, serious medical consequences may result.
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