Signs and Symptoms Of Varicose Veins

In India, it is estimated that around 25-30% of the population is suffering from vein disease. Chronic venous disease is a common problem affecting the general population throughout the world. The unfortunate part is that many aren’t aware of the disease and whom to approach for the right guidance and treatment.

Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins that appear on the legs. Any of your superficial leg veins can become varicose veins. Varicose veins are found only in the legs because our upright posture builds up pressure in the leg veins.

Spider veins are a mild variation of varicose veins. For most people, varicose veins and spider veins are a cosmetic concern but in some they cause pain and discomfort. Left untreated, these varicose veins can lead to serious problems in the future. Sometimes these do not cause pain and may present with the following signs in your legs –

  • Dark purple and blue colored veins
  • Veins that feel like cords and appear twisted, bulging

When varicose veins cause symptoms, these are the ones that may occur –

  • 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
  • Skin discoloration around a varicose vein

How can you take care of varicose veins and reduce the pain?

Self-care:  Exercising, elevating your legs, or wearing compression stockings could help you ease the pain. It may prevent it from getting worse.

If these self-care measures have not worked and if your pain is not controlled, you may want to visit your doctor!

At Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic, Dombivli, vein disorders are treated using minimally invasive laser treatments such as Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), Foam Sclerotherapy, and Cryo Laser and Cryo Sclerotherapy (CLACS). Every patient is different and each has findings that require specific treatment for relief of symptoms and correction of vein problems. We provide minimally invasive treatment that provides you with the best result possible.

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