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Varicose Veins – Definition |Symptoms | Causes |Precautions | Diagnosis | Treatment

What is varicose veins or spider veins ?

In simple words when the veins become inflated, they are called Varicose Veins

Commonly Affected Areas

  • Thighs
  • Legs
  • Feet

Symptoms of varicose veins

  • Feet feel heavy
  • Terrible pain after longs hours of sitting or standing
  • The colour of affected veins turn purple or blue
  • The affected veins tend to bulge
  • Itchiness around the affected veins
  • Muscle cramping in lower legs
  • Fatigue

Causes of varicose veins

  • Weak vein walls
  • Vein inflammation (phlebitis)
  • Frequent clotting of blood or any obstruction in flow of blood
  • Congenital vein problem
  • Ageing
  • Pregnancy

Precautions – varicose veins

  • Elevate the legs while sleeping or sitting
  • Compression dressings
  • Avoid sitting with crossed legs
  • Don’t wear heels
  • Check the diet and weight
  • Exercise
Varicose Veins -Spider Veins
Varicose Veins -Spider Veins

Precautions – Diet that may help prevent varicose veins

  • Ginger
  • Beet
  • Avocado
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Apricot
  • Lentils
  • Pomegranates

Gender and varicose veins

Women and older population are more likely to fall prey to Varicose Veins

Treatment of varicose veins

To treat any kind of disorder, visiting a physician is a must. However steps can be taken to stop further aggravation. The physician may prescribe medicines, surgery or Sclerotherapy

It is mostly attended by specialist doctors may be neurologists, doctors dealing with vascular problems. Certain medical tests may also be required that may include some superspeciality tests depending on various latent or direct complications and health condition of patient.

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