Are Varicose Veins Scary?

Halloween is coming up, and there are plenty of things to be spooked about these days. Are varicose veins something  you should be worried about as well? Varicose veins are large purple-hued veins underneath your skin.

Usually, they appear on your legs because the venous valves there have to work the hardest to pump blood from your feet up to your heart. They affect millions of men and women each year, with conditions ranging from minor cosmetic concerns to more serious circulatory problems. Learn more about the health concerns associated with varicose veins.

Health Concerns

While most people are only concerned about the cosmetic appearance of varicose veins, there are some overall health concerns associated with them as well if left untreated. Patients with varicose veins are more at risk for the following health concerns:

  • leg ulcers
  • hyperpigmentation
  • spontaneous bleeding
  • lipdermatosclerosis
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • superficial thrombophlebitis

Some of these health concerns are riskier than others.  For example, with deep vein thrombosis, the blood clots in your legs can loosen and move to other areas of your body where they can potentially threaten your life.

Usually, if your varicose veins are causing these issues, you will be able to notice first yourself. There will be aching pain and discomfort around the affected area that signals an underlying circulatory problem. Symptoms to look out for include:

  • Swollen, red, or tender to touch veins
  • Thickened and discolored skin on your calf or ankle
  • Sores or rashes forming around the veins
  • Bleeding veins

However, it is possible to be developing these issues without experiencing any noticeable symptoms. This is why we encourage patients with varicose veins to see their doctors about treatment options.

Treatment for Varicose Veins in the Cincinnati-Dayton area

You are not without options when it comes to seeking treatment for your varicose veins.  At Varicose to Perfect, our team is led by board-certified interventional vascular physician Dr. Sukir Sinnathamby.

We provide a variety of treatment options to patients with varicose veins. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you suspect you are in need of varicose vein treatment.  In most cases, professional intervention for varicose vein treatment is needed to ensure optimal cosmetic results and complete varicose vein removal. Our treatment options include:

Schedule An Appointment

Our office offers advanced minimally invasive vein treatments in Springboro, OH. Please schedule an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon.