Varicose Veins Specialist

Varicose Veins Q & A

What Are Varicose Veins?

The large, bulging veins that sometimes have a bluish color are considered varicose veins. They’re caused by prolonged leg pressure due to walking or standing.

Veins feature one-way valves that carry blood to the heart. Pressure from walking or standing come sometimes damage those valves causing blood to pool in the affected areas. The pooled, deoxygenated blood causes the veins to bulge and turn blue.

Aren’t Varicose Veins Just a Cosmetic Concern?

It’s true that many patients seek treatment for varicose veins for cosmetic purposes. Yet others also seek treatment for pain relief and the reduction of other complications associated with varicose veins. These include:

Ulcers:
The enlarged veins can affect nearby tissue, due to extensive blood pressure in a concentrated area. This causes, at times, the area surrounding the vein to develop into ulcers.

Infections:
With veins protruding under the skin causes a higher potential for cuts and bleeding. This increases exposure to infections that lead to other more serious health complications.

Skin Pigmentation:

Veins that aren’t moving blood to the heart pool deoxygenated blood. Eventually that blood darkens and causes unsightly discoloration 

Venous Eczema:

The raised skin profile caused by varicose veins can also lead to a condition called eczema, with the telltale signs of  red itching, flaking skin.

What Are Some Symptoms of Varicose Veins? 

Other than the unsightly red and blue bulging veins, some patients suffer no negative effects of varicose veins. Many patients seek treatment because of the following symptoms stemming from varicose veins:

  • Leg pain
  • Cramping in calves
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Tight, itching skin
  • Leg ‘heaviness’

If you experience these occurrences, reach out for medical treatment immediately:

  • Bleeding from bulging veins
  • Open sores
  • Rash / Skin discoloration
  • Warm, red veins
  • Excessive leg swelling

Explore your treatment options for varicose veins. Reach out to the varicose vein specialists at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What Are Varicose Veins?

The large, bulging veins that sometimes have a bluish color are considered varicose veins. They’re caused by prolonged leg pressure due to walking or standing.

Veins feature one-way valves that carry blood to the heart. Pressure from walking or standing come sometimes damage those valves causing blood to pool in the affected areas. The pooled, deoxygenated blood causes the veins to bulge and turn blue.

Aren’t Varicose Veins Just a Cosmetic Concern?

It’s true that many patients seek treatment for varicose veins for cosmetic purposes. Yet others also seek treatment for pain relief and the reduction of other complications associated with varicose veins. These include:

Ulcers:
The enlarged veins can affect nearby tissue, due to extensive blood pressure in a concentrated area. This causes, at times, the area surrounding the vein to develop into ulcers.

Infections:
With veins protruding under the skin causes a higher potential for cuts and bleeding. This increases exposure to infections that lead to other more serious health complications.

Skin Pigmentation:

Veins that aren’t moving blood to the heart pool deoxygenated blood. Eventually that blood darkens and causes unsightly discoloration 

Venous Eczema:

The raised skin profile caused by varicose veins can also lead to a condition called eczema, with the telltale signs of  red itching, flaking skin.

What Are Some Symptoms of Varicose Veins? 

Other than the unsightly red and blue bulging veins, some patients suffer no negative effects of varicose veins. Many patients seek treatment because of the following symptoms stemming from varicose veins:

  • Leg pain
  • Cramping in calves
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Tight, itching skin
  • Leg ‘heaviness’

If you experience these occurrences, reach out for medical treatment immediately:

  • Bleeding from bulging veins
  • Open sores
  • Rash / Skin discoloration
  • Warm, red veins
  • Excessive leg swelling

Explore your treatment options for varicose veins. Reach out to the varicose vein specialists at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center today.

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