A Varicose vein is a disease related to nerves. It can occur on any vein of the body but mostly occur in the veins of the legs and thighs. It is common in both males and females but women are more prone to this disease as compare to men. It often runs in families. It is not necessary that varicose veins will be visible, deep varicose veins don’t visible if your varicose veins are not visible that does not mean that you will ignore.
Symptoms of varicose veins
Varicose veins might not be visible but can cause
- Tingling sensation
- Heavy feeling in the leg
- Muscle cramping
- Veins will appear dark blue or purple in color
- Veins will appear Twisted & bulging
- Skin discoloration around veins
Varicose veins are not considered as a serious medical condition but if varicose veins left untreated it can create more serious problems and the victim can be in big trouble.
Why varicose veins are dangerous?
Most people think that varicose veins are not dangerous but let me clear, any health-related issue if left untreated it gets worsens day by day similarly if varicose veins can’t be treated in time or left untreated it can develop into a serious problem. If you think that varicose veins will not have any impact on your overall health then I must burst your bubble because it’s a myth. Varicose veins can create many serious issues except unbearable pain and discomfort. It increases the chances of blood clots and also puts you at risk of developing skin conditions like dermatitis. In severe conditions, varicose veins can result in deep veins thrombosis, when the blood clots become loose and make their way towards the lungs where they may interrupt the flow of blood and strain the heart. That’s the reason varicose veins are dangerous.
Untreated varicose veins
Want to know the consequences of untreated varicose veins? Here, we’ll discuss if varicose veins left untreated what can be happen
Hyperpigmentation is a skin discoloration condition. If varicose veins not treated on time it can cause excessive blood leaking into the tissues of legs and the person will suffer from unbearable pain, swelling and hyperpigmentation condition.
The term Lipodermosclerosis is used to define the heaviness, stiffening, and hardening of log tissues. If varicose veins left untreated for a longer period of time then it makes the leg tissues heavy and firm and it becomes difficult for the patient to move the legs and relax.
Venous leg ulcer
A Venous leg ulcer is a long-lasting sore on your leg which takes a lot of time (more than 4-6 weeks) to heal. This condition mostly develops in those who left varicose veins untreated or may have previous leg injuries or obese or those who have blood circulation problems like blood clots or phlebitis.
Deep vein thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis is a very serious condition of varicose veins. When varicose veins left untreated and reach its severe stage then this condition develops. This condition can be life-threatening. A person who is suffering from deep vein thrombosis condition needs to seek help from a board-certified and experienced vascular surgeon.
Treatment of varicose veins
There is another myth that exists regarding varicose veins that is, varicose veins could be cured only through a surgical procedure. It is absolutely a big myth. There are numerous treatment options are available for varicose veins.
This procedure is very effective, in Venaseal procedure a medical adhesive is used to close the veins and it makes more comfortable for the patients. The benefit of this procedure is that the patient can resume his regular activities immediately or just a day after the procedure. In this treatment, the patient is not required to wear compression stockings after the treatment.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
In Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), doctors use ablation means heat to damage the tissues. In this procedure, the ablation is created from RF(Radio Frequency). The entire procedure may take 1-3 hours and the best thing is you can go home immediately after the procedure.
It’s a procedure of removal of visible varicose veins. In this procedure, tiny incisions (1mm) are used to make cuts in the skin to remove varicose veins through the cuts and there are no stitches required in the Ambulatory phlebectomy procedure.
Endovenous Laser Treatment, or EVLT
Endovenous Laser Treatment(EVLT) is a laser treatment, in this procedure laser heat is used to damage the veins which make scar tissues form and scar tissues close the abnormal veins and closed veins lose their source of blood and automatically dies and disappears after some time.
In this procedure, only minor injections are used to treat varicose veins. In Sclerotherapy doctors used minor injections to inject medicine(a salt solution) into blood vessels and that medicine caused the veins to shrink or collapse and the collapsed veins are reabsorbed and eventually fades.
Various treatment options are available for varicose veins so, don’t neglect this condition and seek medical help as soon as you come to know about this condition.