Varicose Veins India

5 Health Risks of Untreated Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are common, but are they a matter of concern? Dangerous complications can occur, although they are rare. Varicose veins affect about 1 in 5 of all adults. In some, these dark veins bulge out thus, making them easy to spot. Varicose Veins are most likely to appear on the lower legs, but you can find them elsewhere also.

Patients suffering from varicose veins do not always visit their doctors and some of them are hesitant to have procedures done to fix them. Of course, without treatment, there are health risks involved. Untreated venous diseases can lead to long-term complications, an increase in severity of the disease, and impairment of abilities like running and walking normally.

For more details or information on Varicose Vein, visit our website or get in touch with Dr. Shoaib F. Padaria at Doctor House Cardiovascular Center in Mumbai.

What happens when you ignore your varicose veins

Poor blood circulation in the legs

Believe it or not, but Varicose veins are a disease. The most common areas affected are the legs and feet, although this disease can occasionally affect other areas of the body. It’s not just a cosmetic blemish on your skin that makes your veins stick out. The veins find difficulty in circulating blood through your body back to your heart, which is why your legs and feet bother you at times. If you notice that you feel exceptionally tired when performing daily activities or that your legs or feet throb after physical exertion, it could be a circulation problem. Vein treatments can fix the veins or remove severely damaged veins, improving circulation.

Pain and discomfort

Your legs or feet may feel warm, start to burn, swell, or feel heavy. You may even have restless legs that won’t stay still when you try to relax. Varicose veins can be the source. You can therefore understand that leaving this condition untreated can lead to a decline in your overall health. If you need to see a vein specialist, we encourage you to see a doctor soon.

Swelling in the legs

As the pressure within your veins builds up, fluid from the veins can actually leak into the surrounding tissues causing swelling.  This is usually most prominent around the ankle. The skin gets tighter, is more impressionable to the touch, and the legs can become quite painful. When swelling becomes severe, your skin can begin to leak and ooze fluid from the legs. Skin can also become hard and discolored, indicating a real problem under the skin. 

Skin Ulcers

In relation to swelling, skin can also crack, forming ulcers on the surface. Open wounds can leave you susceptible to infection. The skin becomes weak and heals more slowly from minor cuts and bruises, too. Ulcers are treatable and can most cases can heal completely with the right care by a doctor who specializes in vein procedures like this.

Skin Infection

It goes without saying, open sores and ulcers on the skin are prone to infection. Any open wound, cut, or scrape on the skin is susceptible in the same way. The generally large size of ulcers and other skin conditions related to the veins makes them more dangerous than most other issues. Bacteria located on our skin can get into the body through these open areas of the skin and cause major damage to our internal systems.

For more details or information on Varicose Vein, visit our website or get in touch with Dr. Shoaib F. Padaria at Doctor House Cardiovascular Center in Mumbai.

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