Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple. They happen when faulty valves in the veins allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or to pool.
VARICOSE VEIN SYMPTOMS
VARICOSE VEIN RISK FACTORSAging:
- Bleeding Varicose Veins
- Blood Clots
- Heaviness or Fatigue
- Leg Cramps
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Skin Discoloration
- Skin Ulcers
- Throbbing, Burning, or Itching Pain
As you age, veins grow weaker and become more at risk.Gender:
Women are more likely to develop vein disease; however it is not uncommon for a man.Heredity:
Genetics is the number one contributing factor for developing vein disease.Lifestyle:
Sitting or standing for long periods of time strain veins.Obesity:
Being overweight can put excessive pressure on your veins.Pregnancy:
Pregnancy increases your risk for developing varicose veins.
If you have varicose veins or experience leg pain and fatigue, you may have venous reflux disease. Venous reflux disease is a progressive medical condition and if left untreated, may worsen over time and develop into a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency. Don't wait for your varicose veins to become something worse. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Vishal Rekhala or Dr. Richard Dentico to diagnose if your health is at risk.