Varicose Veins

One of the most common worldwide problems is varicose veins or in other words expanded veins. Varicose veins are a serious problem among other vein related diseases. It may or may not be dangerous. To determine whether or not it is dangerous, it must be determined if it is caused by the venous blood vessel or the capillary vessels.  When expanded venous vessels due to heart valve deficiencies are not properly treated, the symptoms increase and cause pain and blood clots. The cause of the problems due to capillary veins has not yet been found. However they aesthetically look bad. Apart from this they cause no serious risks.

What are the causes?
As stated in the information given above, the cause of varicose veins due to capillary vessels has not yet been found. Due to the fact that they are more commonly seen in women, they are thought to be caused due to women’s hormones (Oestrogen). Technically is that there are valves responsible of preventing dirty blood that is flowing out of the body back flowing. These valves are placed 5-10 cm apart. Due to various reasons (genetics, choice of occupation, vegetative lifestyle) the valves may show deficiencies, causing venous blood vessel expansion.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

  • Visual appearance of the veins on the legs.
  • The expansion and curling of the veins.
  • Irritation
  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Cramps
  • Swelling/Oedema
  • Wounds that heal with difficulty on the legs.