If considering varicose vein treatment, you might be wondering if it’s worth the time and expense. Are they really a serious medical condition, or can you just live with them? These are valid questions to ask.
If varicose veins have just begun to form on one or both of your legs, it’s possible the problem is purely cosmetic. That’s not to say you shouldn’t look into vein treatment; the bulging veins might make shorts and swimsuit season impossible to enjoy.
If you choose to forego treatment early on, though, it is most likely your varicose veins will get worse and produce uncomfortable and eventually painful symptoms. These symptoms include:
- Itching, throbbing veins
- Leg aches and fatigue
- Feet swelling
- Hyperpigmentation around ankles
If ignored still, varicose veins become swollen with blood, painful and warm to the touch. Infections and blood clots may develop. Other complications are associated with varicose veins:
- Bleeding – even a minor injury can result in profuse, rapid blood loss
- Venous Eczema – the skin around the vein can become extremely dry and itchy
- Venous Ulceration – ulcers might form around the ankle(s)
The decision to get something done about your varicose veins is one to be made with care, especially regarding where you go to receive treatment. At Zimmet Vein & Dermatology you can have the peace of mind that comes with being cared for by Dr. Steven Zimmet, who is consistently recognized by his peers as being a leader in the field of phlebology.