Varicose veins is one of the most pernicious problems out there. You will see them on your thighs as greenish, blueish lines. There are some signs to watch out for when it comes to varicose veins. Some of the symptoms are dangerous and require medical attention.
What Can You Do About Varicose Veins?
This problem might make your legs feel heavy. You could feel aching in your legs as well. All of these symptoms can be treated though. You need to keep your feet up as much as you can. This will help alleviate the annoying symptoms. Additionally, your doctor might prescribe compression socks for the issue.
When Does it Get Dangerous?
Varicose veins are not inheritly dangerous in and of themselves. However, they can cause some symptoms that need medical attention. IF they are painful, getting more red in the area or just don’t seem right, call a vascular clinic. If your veins start to bleed, you need to get your legs above your chest. Lie down and put your foot up on a stool. You will need to call your doctor immediately.
What Other Conditions can You Develop From Varicose Veins?
You can also develop a condition called thrombophlebitis. This condition is caused by a vein becoming enlarged and a blood clot forming inside. You can take anti-inflammatory medication to ease the suffering. Usually the swelling and discomfort will be gone in a month. This may seem like a long time to wait, but it’s not a life threatening condition. If you develop thrombophlebitis again, then you may want to ask your doctor to refer you to a vascular surgeon.
What Other Symptoms Can I Expect?
You might notice that your wounds are taking longer to heal. This may be worth talking to the doctor about. You might also get varicose eczema in the region. You skin might in general become more fragile. All of these symptoms can be dealt with through various medical options.
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