Varicose Veins

Overview

Also known as spider veins, these are enlarged veins occurs due to prolonged standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of the lower body.

Symptoms

  • Bluish Discoloration of veins.
  • Throbbing, burning, muscle cramping in the lower extremity.
  • Feeling of heaviness in legs.
  • Inflammation of skin, ulcers near the ankle.
  • Color changes.
  • Hardening of the vein.

Causes

  • Age – It affects mostly women of age 30-60.
  • Pregnancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Factors

  • Age- Risk of varicose veins increases with age.
  • Family History- It can occur if other members had varicose veins.
  • Obesity.
  • Prolong Standing and Sitting.

Complications

  • Blood Clots.
  • Ulcers.
  • Bleeding.

Prevention

  • Low-salt, high-fiber diet.
  • Elevation of legs.
  • Ankle toe pumps.
  • Breaks in between sitting and standing.
  • Watching your weight.

 

Note- Wear compression bandages.

 

 

 

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