Varicose veins are superficial, twisted and enlarged veins. Typically, varicose veins appear in the legs and can cause severe pain and discomfort.

These veins are common and can be found in up to 20% of the adult population, however, woman are slightly more likely to have them than men by a ratio of 60:40%.

If left untreated they may continue to enlarge over time. In rare cases varicose veins can cause complications such as ulcers, blood clots and bleeding.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Other than the obvious cosmetic concerns of swelling
and discoloration symptoms of varicose veins include:

Itching

Burning sensations

Throbbing

Muscle cramping

Achy or heavy feelings in your legs

Ulcers / Sores

Blood Clots

Bleeding

Causes of Varicose Veins

In most cases varicose veins are caused by the malfunction of the small valves located inside our veins that open to allow blood flow toward our hearts then close to stop blood from flowing in the opposite direction.

When these valves are damaged or weakened, blood can flow backward and pool in the vein, this causes the vein to swell and then eventually twist.

The veins in our legs are susceptible to become varicose due to increased pressure from walking and standing upright.

There are several factors that can increase your risk for valve malfunction including:

• Hereditary or Family history – valve malfunction can be inherited.

• Pregnancy – during pregnancy the growing fetus applies added pressure to the lower body and can result in varicose veins on the legs.

• Weight – excess weight can strain the veins and limit the flow of blood back to the heart.

• Female hormones – female hormones and medications that contain female hormones, such as birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy are thought to relax the veins, limiting their ability to move the blood along.

• Age – as we get older, our veins, along with their valves and walls, get older as well. With age veins begin to deteriorate and varicose veins can form.

• Blood clots – though varicose veins can cause blood clots pre-existing blood clots can decrease blood flow through the veins adding pressure on the valves.

• Standing for extended periods of time.

67% FOR WOMAN

41% FOR MEN

Prevention

There are several self-care measures you can implement to decrease the discomfort that varicose veins can cause and also potentially slow down their development.

These include;

• Exercising
• Change/implement diet
• Losing weight if necessary
• Elevating your legs
• Avoiding long periods of standing or sitting

It’s important to keep in mind self-care treatments will not change the look of varicose veins. If you do not respond to self-care or if your condition is more severe your next step would be to consult a vascular surgeon.

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Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

When the valves in the veins grow weak or damaged and can no longer regulate the direction of blood flow this is known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (venous reflux).

CVI causes blood to pool in the legs as opposed to moving towards the heart. It is important that the diseased veins are treated as symptoms can worsen over time. CVI can lead to varicose veins, open ulcers, pain and aching, discolored skin, increased swelling and cramping.

Advanced stages of chronic venous insufficiency can result in significant disability and affect the quality of life. Removing the diseased vein may be necessary to improve blood flow.

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