Common Signs and Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Large purple and blue-ish veinsVaricose veins are most commonly found in the legs, but can occur anywhere in the body. A superficial vein, near the surface of the skin, is most likely to be affected.
Swelling in ankles and feetSwelling may get worse later in the day and in hot weather.
Muscle cramps in legsCramps often occur at night.
Throbbing, burning, or itchy sensations.Treatment can relieve pain and discomfort.
Heaviness, pains, and aches in legsPeople don’t always realize that their leg pain is due to their varicose veins and can be successfully treated.
Risk Factors for Varicose Veins
GeneticYou have a greater chance of having varicose veins if your parents and other ancestors had them.
Standing and sitting too longIt can be harder for the veins in your legs to pump blood back up to your heart if you stand or sit in the same position for a long time, especially if your legs are crossed.
ObesityExcess weight will apply pressure on your veins.
AgeAs part of the normal process of aging, your veins may get weaker as you get older.
Female hormonesBoth men and women can get varicose veins. However, the condition is more common for women. Hormonal changes experienced in puberty, during pregnancy, and during menopause may contribute to this difference.
PregnancyVaricose veins can be caused by pressure that the baby you are carrying puts on your abdomen and the veins in your legs. However, these varicose veins may go away three months to a year after giving birth.
Previous injuriesIf your legs were injured, your veins may have become weaker.
Varicose Vein Treatments to Consider
VenaSealVenaSeal is a minimally invasive outpatient treatment that uses ultrasound to locate the veins and then uses a special adhesive to seal off the veins.
SclerotherapySclerotherapy uses a special solution that is injected into the veins to shrink and close them off.
Radiofrequency AblationRadiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that closes veins with radiofrequency energy.
Compression TherapyWearing prescription-strength compression socks or stockings may temporarily relieve symptoms and keep blood from pooling in the lower legs.
Get Your Varicose Veins Treated at Tri-City Vein in Phoenix, ArizonaAt Tri-City Vein Center, we provide many vein treatments options. We invite you to meet our vein physicians in Phoenix and find out more about how you can get rid of your varicose veins and restore your quality of life....
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