Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. The term commonly refers to the veins on the legs and feet. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body., although varicose veins can occur elsewhere.
When painful signs and symptoms occur, they may include:
- An achy or heavy feeling in your legs
- Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs
- Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time
- Itching around one or more of your veins
- Bleeding from varicose veins
- A painful cord in the vein with red discoloration of the skin
- Color changes, hardening of the vein, inflammation of the skin or skin ulcers near your ankle, which can mean you have a serious form of vascular disease that requires medical attention
To diagnose varicose veins, your doctor will do a physical exam, including looking at your legs while you're standing to check for swelling. Your doctor may also ask you to describe any pain and aching in your legs.
An ultrasound test also advised to check the valves in your veins are functioning normally or if there's any evidence of a blood clot.
- Self care
- Compression Stockings
- Laser Surgeries
- High ligation and vein stripping
- Ambulaory Phlebectomy
- Endoscopic vein surgery
Consult your surgeon at Aadil Hospial for the type of treatment suiable for you.