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Varicose Veins: Symptoms and Treatments

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose Veins is one of the most common medical conditions that cause pain, swelling, and general unattractiveness. These are usually enlarged dark blue veins that are swollen and twisted. The most common place to get varicose veins is in your legs. These veins typically appear in areas where there is poor circulation of blood. You might wonder now how the varicose veins are created and what is the cause of this condition. First, it is essential to understand that the blood travels in a one-way direction to the heart using valves in the veins. The valves are like lids: when blood passes through the veins, the venous valves “close” and do not let the blood back. If the valves do not function well or are damaged, blood accumulates in the veins, increasing in size. If left untreated, the blood clot can form a blood clog which causes the leg to become swollen and painful.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins affect many people depending on their age, sex, pregnancy, family history etc. So to prevent these conditions from happening, it is important to recognize the symptoms of Varicose Veins first. Varicose veins can affect all body parts, but the most common symptoms are seen on the legs. This is particularly true for women, who are more susceptible to this condition due to their skin being thinner on the legs. While they can appear anywhere on the body, they are most often found on the legs. So here are the few symptoms for you to keep an eye on:

 

      • Leg pain or heaviness
      • Muscle spasms or swelling
      • Itching 
      • Veins turning a blue or dark blue colour
      • Twisted veins

Treatment of Varicose Veins

The treatment methods may vary from person to person and are determined by your doctor. Some treatments may require more than one procedure; others may only require one treatment. Regardless of the type of treatment you receive, the goal is to remove the symptoms and prevent any future ones from occurring.

 

The most common treatment of Varicose Veins without any surgery is by using compression stockings. Compression socks, stockings, and tights help reduce venous pressure, prevent venous congestion and venous wall disorders, and provide relief to heavy, swollen, and aching legs. They may be prescribed by a professional even if the varicose veins do not bother the patient much. Stockings support veins and muscles and improve blood flow. Stockings come in different lengths, sizes and colours. They must be selected individually with the help of a professional. Holistic Medical Clinic is a certified fitter and distributor of Sigvaris compression socks, stockings and hoses. If you are looking for Sigvaris compression socks, come into the Clinic to get measured, order your garments and learn how to put them on. We will be happy to help you get the perfect fit for your compression product!

 

If you’re experiencing symptoms that seem like they might be related to the varicose veins, be sure to contact a professional immediately. The sooner you visit a doctor, the sooner you can get relief from your symptoms. While there are no guarantees that these conditions will cause any serious health risks, there is enough evidence out there to indicate that a doctor’s consultation is something you should consider if you are having difficulty walking or standing painful. In addition, by consulting with a professional, you can find out more information about your condition and how it may be treated.

 

 

 

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