Do I have a vein problem?
are able to recognize the beginning signs of vein disease. They
appear as small blue purple or red veins. You may experience some or
all of the following symptoms:
Itching, burning, numbness
Tired or heavy feeling
Restlessness at night
Sores around the ankles
Varicose veins are abnormal
superficial veins that develop
in the soft tissue beneath the skin.
When diseased, the
superficial venous system has a very different
than the deep venous system. Deep veins are found
muscle and are essential for the return of blood to
Varicose veins appear swollen and knotted and do not transport blood
back to the heart. Therefore,
they can be removed without causing
problems. In fact,
this can improve the venous circulation by
blood flow back to the deep veins.
Who can have
Anyone can have vein disease. Women
of childbearing age and older most commonly suffer from varicose and
spider veins; however, men and women of any age may be affected.
There are many contributing factors. Hormonal influences, heredity,
multiple pregnancies and aging can contribute to developing varicose
veins. The primary cause is still not known.
What happens if I leave my veins untreated?
disease never gets better. It will only stay the same or
worsen. If you have beginning signs and symptoms, you should
consult with a specialist before complications develop.