Varicose veins:  what are the causes and symptoms?

There are many different problems which are very common among people; one of them is the varicose veins. In the present time, every 1 out of 13 people is suffering from varicose veins. Varicose can affect any vein of the body but it is mostly found affecting the legs and feet as walking or standing causes the pressure on the lower body veins.  For many people this problem is just a cosmetic concern while for others it causes unbearable pain and discomfort. Even these small seeming health problems can lead to the complicated health problems. Varicose veins often results in circulatory problems. This is why, whenever one gets any sign of these problems, they need to consult with the doctor and take the right treatment to avoid the big health problems. Vein Clinic provides proven treatment for varicose veins.

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Causes of varicose veins

Aging – Veins especially of legs and feet require being elastic so that blood from different tissue can be transported to the heart for pumping. As the person gets older, his or her veins start losing their elasticity. The valves available in your veins can become weak that can lead your blood moving to the heart return backward. The blood starts pooling in the veins and makes them become large or varicose.  As these veins contain the Deoxygenated blood due to being in recalculated process, they look blue.

Pregnancy – Many of the pregnant women complain about varicose veins. The volume of blood increases during the pregnancy but the blood flow conducting from the legs and feet to the pelvic.  This circulation is vital for supporting the growing fetus. But sometimes it can affect adversely and result in varicose veins.

Sometimes, this problem is seen for some time and gets corrected automatically but in many cases it worsens and requires to be treated by the varicose specialist when great pressure is applied from the uterus. The hormones getting changed during the pregnancy can also cause the enlarged veins.

Varicose caused by or developed during pregnancy gets improved automatically without any medical treatment after the delivery.

Symptoms of varicose veins

  • Feeling heaviness and ache in the legs and feet.
  • Throbbing, burning, cramping in muscles and swelled legs and feet.
  • Pain gets worse when standing of sitting for longer time.
  • Bleeding from enlarged veins.
  • Hardening and color change of veins, skin inflammation or skin ulcer in the surrounding area of ankle that is significant sign of serious varicose vein.