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Varicose Vein Symptoms & Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

If by any chance you have noticed that there is a development of varicose veins in your body, do not leave it unnoticed

A person who is suffering from enlarged and swollen veins that generally appear dark purple or bluish, especially clearly visible on the legs is identified as having varicose veins. Also known as spider veins, they usually affect the legs as the entire weight of the body is carried by the veins of the lower body. Though the problem of varicose veins is surely not a serious medical condition they can cause extreme discomfort to the person experiencing it. And if this condition is ignored for a long time, then it can cause some serious issues. Therefore, whenever, you feel anything that doesn’t seem right, addresses that issue and find a solution.

Varicose veins symptoms when there is no pain involved:

  • The appearance of veins that seem bulged and twisted does not look normal on the legs.

  • The color of the veins is blue or dark purple.

  • Varicose veins symptoms where the pain is involved:

  • Ankles and feet look swollen.

  • Excruciating pain while sitting or standing for long periods.

  • Heaviness and aching in the legs

  • Noticeable change in the color of the skin around the varicose veins in the legs.

  • Severe cramping, burning, and swelling in the lower legs.

Risk factors associated with varicose veins

  • Overweight: If you are a bit overweight than your ideal weight puts you at risk of developing varicose veins because extra weight puts pressure on the veins.

  • Pregnancy: Many women report suffering from the issues of varicose veins during their pregnancy because the entire weight of the growing baby comes on the abdomen and the veins of the legs.

  • Family history: If your family has a history of suffering from varicose veins, there are chances that you might get affected.

  • Aging process: Age is also of the crucial factors in developing varicose veins. As you grow old, your veins start to become weak, hence causing such issues.

Why you shouldn’t ignore varicose veins

If by any chance you have noticed that there is a development of varicose veins in your body, do not leave it unnoticed as it might turn serious if ignored. Here are some of the implications that you might experience.

  • Blood clots: Blood flow gets restricted because of the varicose veins and that is why there are high chances that you might suffer from blood clots. And those clots feel painful even when you touch them.

  • Ulcers: If you ignore treating varicose veins, you might suffer from skin ulcers which are then hard to heal. You will start noticing swelling in the affected area which will not agree to heal.

  • Bleeding: This is again one more reason to not ignore varicose veins as these veins which are located under the skin's surface contain a high amount of blood. And if by any chance that vein bursts or gets injured, it becomes extremely difficult to stop the bleeding.


In a nutshell, if you are suffering from the problem of varicose veins, do not ignore any of the above-mentioned symptoms and signs and get in touch with a doctor to understand the way forward. leaving this issue unattended can cause a bigger problem for your health, thus, it is wise to get it addressed and find a solution.

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