Venous Insufficiency is a chronic disease in which the leg veins do not transport blood back to the heart efficiently. It affects the following leg vein types:
Deep veins, located well below the surface of the skin, and protected by the muscles of the legs.
Superficial veins, located right under the skin.
Perforators, which connect superficial and deep veins.
The result of the disease is that the structures that function as one-way valves in the lower extremities become damaged and leaky, pulling blood in the wrong direction, which is ultimately the cause of venous insufficiency. Pain, swelling, cramps, restless legs, fatigue, heaviness, burning and itchiness soon follow.
Often, no bulging veins are present, but a patient still has the disease. If you think you can’t have venous disease, ask yourself if you’re sure that the feeling of heaviness in one or both of your legs at the end of a hard day is normal.
Bulging and twisted, blue and purple ropes may appear on your legs as a result of venous disease. A few varicose veins may be strictly a cosmetic issue, but they can also be the result of a serious disease.
Often aches, fatigue, swelling, burning, itching, restless leg syndrome, night cramps, and numbness accompany varicose veins. If untreated, these always get worse and complications can occur that will limit or impede your daily activities. Soon there will be more varicose veins, along with other symptoms like trophic changes, ulcers, bleeding, inflammation, scar formation, or even life-threatening thrombosis, a kind of vein obstruction.
Have you been dealing with these things for many years? Has your doctor told you that the only options are surgery, or a lifetime of wearing compression stockings? Check out other options.
Often unaccompanied by other symptoms and mostly just depleting aesthetic value, spider veins, or telangiectasias, are smaller pink, red and blue nets of veins. Spider veins can be alarming when they appear, and can be a sign of an underlying vein problem. They can occasionally be painful or cause itching, burning or heaviness in the legs. Before treating spider veins, a comprehensive ultrasound is needed in most cases – it’s important to ensure that the problem isn’t being caused by an underlying venous disease, which should be addressed in order to achieve better long-term results.
Are you frustrated after trying to remove spider veins that keep coming back? Now there’s hope.
Inherited, and therefore present at birth, malformations become apparent at different ages. Some of them look embarrassing, while others cause serious pain and discomfort.
In either case, were you told you would have to live with them for the rest of your life? That may not me true.