Varicose Vein Treatment
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Symptoms of varicose veins

Symptoms of varicose veinsThe usual signs of varicose veins are readily identifiable: In most people they appear as misshapen, lumpy, raised areas at the skin's surface or just below. The swollen vein is usually dark, patchy, and bluish in color. Burning or itching of the skin may accompany swelling and soreness and, during the night, symptoms might include cramps and throbbing. Veins can often be seen clearly enlarged while the sufferer is standing, as increased blood pressure in the legs causes them to bulge outward.

Early symptoms indicative of this condition include the sensation of heaviness in the affected limb, and aching with or without fatigue, a result of a lack of nourishment to the area. The skin may show redness and feel warm to the touch around the site of the varicose vein. The presence of thread veins can sometimes be associated with the onset of varicose veins. In many cases treatment at this stage is simple and can be performed at home.

It is important to note that the following symptoms can be an indication of the presence of more serious medical conditions that affect the veins; professional medical advice should, therefore, be considered without delay:
  • Trapped fluids resulting in build-up and swelling of the leg
  • Changes in skin tone and color in the lower leg region
  • Calf discomfort or pain as a result of lengthy periods of sitting or standing
  • Surface itching on the skin accompanied with dryness or a rash around the area of the varicose vein
  • Ulcerated skin or sores
These symptoms can usually be treated in a number of ways and a doctor must carry out treatment procedures.