Varicose veins are those blue and purple veins that stand out on the leg in a sort of dramatic way. They are caused by the valves in the legs that weaken and cannot hold back the blood that is being pumped up to the heart from the legs. The pressure in the vein builds up and the valves weaken, enlarged and sometimes painful.
Sometimes the plight of people with varicose veins runs in families and they can become a problem as we age as well. People who have varicose veins can feel a heaviness, aching, burning and a tiredness in the legs. If a person sits or stands for long periods of time the symptoms can worsen.
Varicose veins are not usually a serious problem unless there signs of some blockage in the deeper veins, which is called deep vein thrombosis, and that should be looked at by a doctor as treatment may be required to keep from having the formation of a blood clot.
If you are having a problem with varicose veins call Sutton Place Laser Vein Care. Your legs will be examined for areas that are tender, any swelling, and skin discoloration and breakdown.
It is estimated that a little over 30 per cent of all adults have some kind of varicose vein condition. Varicose veins can occur in any part of the body, but the most vulnerable are in the feet, where most of the pressure is on the veins from sitting or standing too long. Certainly the right amount of exercise can help to stimulate the blood flow and the muscles of the legs and calves stimulate the flow of blood.
If you have varicose veins, you should have your doctor examine them just to be sure that there are no problems that might need attention.