IT’S EASY TO PUT OFF DOING SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR HEALTH.
However, when it comes to vein disorders, waiting for treatment may end up causing side effects that could impact overall quality of life.
Unsightly veins may seem like a cosmetic issue, but is not always the case. Varicose veins, for instance, are an indicator that blood is not circulating properly. Some additional symptoms may include an ache or heaviness of the legs, cramps burning or throbbing of the legs, itching around the veins, or the veins could even harden. in some cases, though less frequently, swelling in the legs or restless leg syndrome may occur.
Occasionally skin ulcers could also develop near the ankles. This particular side effect is called venous ulcers. These ulcers form because blood is flowing down, but is blocked by blood clots from flowing back up. Not only are these ulcers quite painful, they might also indicate that avascular condition that may require attention.
While varicose veins or spider veins might initially seem like a purely aesthetic issue, they may be trying to tell you something important. Treating a venous condition could improve overall quality of life in ways you did not expect. If you want to learn more about how we treat venous disorders at the Alabama Vein Center, call us to schedule a consultation