Varicose veins are swollen veins that do not function properly. They are veins that are enlarged, bulged, look blue, and show through the skin. Varicose veins most commonly occur in the superficial veins of your legs, subjected to high pressure when standing. The function of veins is to carry blood towards the heart and lungs against gravity with the help of valves. When these valves fail to function, the blood does not flow upwards. Instead, it fails to move against gravity, resulting in blood over-filling the veins and giving them a bulged appearance.
More than 40 percent of the population over the age of 30 suffers from varicose veins. Varicose veins are very common and about one in four people develop them. Not only are these veins unsightly, but they also cause severe pain and uneasiness. In some cases, they can result in grave medical problems leading to serious complications. Varicose affected veins can be easily removed or ablated without serious harm. However, if left untreated, they can lead to serious complications. As effects of varicose veins, your legs will feel heavy, tired, restless, and achy. Night cramps are also an effect of varicose veins. As a result, standing or sitting for long periods will make the symptoms worse. Sores or skin ulcers, bleeding, superficial thrombophlebitis, and deep vein thrombosis are some of the serious health problems that may develop as a result of neglecting varicose veins.
Many methods of relief are available for varicose veins and can be treated with a combination of many approaches that include conservative methods, Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Ablation, and Ambulatory Phlebectomy micro-extraction. With these procedures, the legs will feel lighter and stronger because venous circulation improves, helping the body turn harmful blood flow into stronger, healthier and deeper veins. So, take immediate action once varicose veins are noticed.
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