Varicose veins are swollen twisted blood vessels. One-way valves in veins prevent blood from flowing back. If the valves are damaged, blood backs up and pools in the veins, causing varicose veins. This video shows how to manage varicose veins.
Symptoms Of Varicose Veins
• Swollen twisted veins purple or blue veins
• Swollen feet, ankles, and legs
• Muscle cramps, soreness, or pain in the legs
• Heaviness in the legs
• Soreness behind the knee
Factors That Increase the Risk of Varicose Veins
• They are more common in women
• Wear and tear as age increases
• Lack of exercise
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
• Sclerotherapy – Non-surgical therapy where chemicals are injected into veins to make them collapse and disappear.
• Photoderm therapy – Treats small spider veins.
• Laser therapy – Heats the vein and makes it fade away.
• Surgical ligation – The vein is removed or tied off.
See a doctor if there are sores, ulcers, or inflammation. Exercise, elevate the legs, avoid standing for too long and wear special stockings to prevent worsening of varicose veins. Consult a specialist on the best option to treat and manage varicose veins.