Skin Problems

Varicose Veins

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Feel Uncomfortable in Your Own Skin?

Are bright, vivid-colored veins preventing you from discarding your pantyhose? Feel less than confident in a bathing suit? Know more about how varicose veins occur and what you can do to look and feel your best.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose Veins are enlarged veins that protrude from the smooth surface of the skin. Areas that are most affected are the legs and feet. Pressure exerted during standing is a factor to their production.

If you have varicose veins, you will see:

  • Veins that are dark blue or purple
  • Veins that seems twisted and bulge like cords from your leg or other affected area.

For many, varicose veins are a cosmetic concern. There are those that experience significant pain and discomfort due to the condition. Varicose veins can also alert individuals that they are at higher risk of circulatory problems.

Painful signs and symptoms include:

  • Achiness and a heavy feeling in the legs
  • Burning, throbbing, cramping and swelling in the affected area
  • Increase pain after prolonged sitting or standing
  • Itchiness around the vein
  • Skin ulcers around the ankle that can indicate a more severe vascular disease that requires attention

Factors that increase your risk of developing varicose veins are:

  • Age- Wear and tear occurs as individuals get older.
  • Sex- Women are more susceptible than men due to (Pregnancy, Menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy or Birth Control Pills.)
  • Family history- Some people are naturally predisposed.
  • Obesity- Weight adds extra pressure.
  • Prolonged Sitting/Standing- Change positions to reduce pressure.

What Can I Do About Them?

Some self-care techniques can ease discomfort from mild to moderate varicose veins. Exercise, compression stockings and elevating the affected area can reduce discomfort and help prevent additional veins from forming.

Cosmetic measures and physician-approved procedures can eliminate the appearance of current varicose veins.