Varicose veins are enlarged veins caused due to weak or damaged valves in the veins. They appear twisted, bulged and blue, red or flesh coloured. They are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin and are mostly found on the thighs, back of the calves and inside of the leg. During pregnancy, varicose veins may appear around the vagina and buttocks.
Why should varicose veins be treated?
- To prevent complications : Varicose veins result from defective valves in the superficial venous system which cause blood to pool in the leg as it is not effectively returned to the heart. If this is left untreated it can lead to superficial venous thrombosis, skin discoloration, ulceration and fibrosis (formation of excess connective tissue). Varicose veins serve no useful purpose and treating them improves the efficiency of the circulatory system.
- To relieve symptoms : You may have symptoms such as itching, restless legs, aching, cramps, heaviness and tired legs. Though some may consider varicose veins as a mere cosmetic condition, you know the severity of these symptoms and the impact on your health. Once your veins are treated, you will truly appreciate the feeling of normal legs again.
- Improved quality of life : Varicose veins may cause embarrassment to you and your family. This leads to covering up and reduced participation in physical activities and sports activities such as swimming, tennis, golf, and others. A minimally invasive cosmetic improvement can be obtained at “Amana Clinic”. Cosmetic improvement helps you gain the confidence again to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
Varicose veins are blood vessels that are abnormally dilated which appear swollen, twisted and can be painful. Varicose veins can form anywhere in the body, but they are usually seen in the back of the calf or on the inside of the leg.Learn More
Varicose veins are enlarged veins caused due to weak or damaged valves in the veins. They appear twisted, bulged and blue, red or flesh coloured.Learn More