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Thursday, April 29, 2010

What Are Varicose Veins ?



[Extracted from the US Department of Health and Human Services - Nationals Institute of Health]

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the surface of the skin. These veins usually occur in the legs. However, they also can form in other parts of your body.

Varicose veins are a common condition. They usually cause few signs or symptoms. In some cases, varicose veins may cause complications, such as mild to moderate pain, blood clots, or skin ulcers.



Overview

Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from your body's tissues to your heart. The heart pumps the blood to your lungs to pick up oxygen. The oxygen-rich blood is then pumped out to your body through your arteries.

From your arteries, the blood flows through tiny blood vessels called capillaries, where it gives up its oxygen to the body's tissues. Your blood then returns to your heart through your veins to pick up more oxygen.

Veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If your valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell and can lead to varicose veins.

A number of factors may increase your risk for varicose veins. These include family history, age, gender, pregnancy, overweight or obesity, and lack of movement.

Varicose veins are treated with lifestyle changes and medical procedures. The goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent complications, and improve appearance.



Outlook

Varicose veins usually don't cause medical problems. If your varicose veins cause few signs and symptoms, your doctor may suggest simply making lifestyle changes.

In some cases, varicose veins can cause complications, such as pain, blood clots, or skin ulcers. If your condition is more severe, your doctor may recommend one or more medical procedures. Some people choose to have these procedures to improve the appearance of their varicose veins or to relieve pain.

A number of treatments are available for varicose veins that are quick and easy and don't require a long recovery time.

9 comments:

Steve Hodge said...

Nice post, very helpful for us.I will come back here again & again...:)
Also, to know more about venous reflux disease symptoms, spider veins
& varicose veins.......

madulatha said...

Nice article. It is very helpful. I knew comprezon stockings treatment for varicose veins. My uncle was already tried got very good result. So, I recommended this treatment too.

Neenu philip said...

Varicose veins are not a serious issue if it is in an initial stage. We can cure this problem by following a good diet, regular exercise and using compression stockings.

Arunima Gopan said...

Varicose vein issues are occurring due to so many reasons such as family history, pregnancy, overweight or obesity and lack of movement. Compression stockings are a good remedy for reducing varicose vein problems.

Arunima Gopan said...

Varicose vein issues are occurring due to so many reasons such as family history, pregnancy, overweight or obesity and lack of movement. Compression stockings are a good remedy for reducing varicose vein problems.

Arunima Gopan said...

Compression stockings are a good remedy for reducing varicose vein problems.clickoncare.com having comprezon varicose vein stockings with different size.

Arunima Gopan said...

Compression stockings are a good remedy for reducing varicose vein problems.clickoncare.com having comprezon varicose vein stockings with different sizes.

Aliya said...

can anyone tell me ,In Bengaluru,India...where can I get Comprezon Varicose Vein Stockings ..???

Hrithik said...

@ Arunima.....
can you tell me, how many days need to use comprezon stockings???