Varicose Veins Are More Than Cosmetic
For many varicose vein sufferers, it’s the cosmetic aspect of the condition that prompts them to seek medical treatment. Varicose veins can bulge and protrude through the skin, making it difficult to wear skirts, shorts, or other clothing that shows the legs. In addition, if you suffer from Chronic Venous Insufficiency, or CVI, as the condition progresses you may develop ulcers, sores, hardening of the skin, and discoloration. Plus, varicose veins can indicate a potentially serious underlying health condition such as poor circulation. Read on to learn more about the health implications of varicose veins.
Medical Causes of Varicose Veins
Even if your varicose veins don’t cause significant pain or discomfort, they could still indicate a serious medical condition, which is why it’s crucial that you visit a doctor that specializes in vein-related problems for a thorough medical evaluation. For example, varicose veins can sometimes be caused by tumors in the abdomen, because this increases pressure in the abdomen and can strain the valves in the veins. The valves in the leg veins then won’t function as they should and they will send blood both ways, instead of just sending it up to the heart. Varicose veins are often associated with Chronic Venous Insufficiency, which is a weakening of the valves in the veins and is a condition that can cause serious complications if left untreated.
Complications of Varicose Veins
You might hesitate to treat your varicose veins, thinking they’re primarily a cosmetic concern and that treatment is too invasive. If your varicose veins interfere with the circulation in your legs, you could develop swelling and edema, eventually, you may also develop leg sores and ulcers. In addition, if your varicose veins are distended, this ongoing and constant pressure caused by the buildup of blood can cause them to burst and bleed.
We are here at Alpha Vein Clinic, to inform and educate our patients and those seeking out services, and serve as a resource for anyone with general questions and the conditions we treat. Our website provides some great information on the services we provide, including information on insurance coverage. Our customized treatment plan will help you not only look better, but also feel better.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661