Are Varicose Veins ? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Expert Opinion.

November 8, 2017 / Research

Are Varicose veins dangerous 

 

Varicose Veins cause pain, swelling, discoloration and rarely blood clot formation. Clots if they extend to Deep veins can result in clot extending to lungs and can be dangerous. However this is very rare occurrence.

 

Are Varicose veins painful

 

Varicose Veins can cause pain, aching, tiredness, fatigue, restless legs or completely pain free.

 

 

Are Varicose veins itchy

 

Yes they can be itchy due to inflammation in the skin as a result of relase of iron pigment from blood cell breakdown.

 

Are Varicose veins hard

 

Vein can get hard if their is clot formation in them also called phlebitis.

 

 

Are Varicose veins normal

 

Some veins are normal, when they become engorged, painful or unsightly  are considered abnormal.

 

Are Varicose veins deadly 

 

Very rare if their is clot formation with extension to lungs resulting in pulmonary embolism

 

Are Varicose veins bad

They are more of discomfort than major health problem. But rarely they can result in skin breakdown or venous ulcers and blood clots.

 

 

Are Varicose veins sore

They can be very sore and can cause leg tiredness and difficultly and pain on standing for long periods of time.

 

 

 

Are Varicose veins permanent

 

Most part yes, as veins are formed due to abnormal valves. Even if they are treated, chances are they would come back.

 

 

 

Are Varicose veins hereditary

 

Yes they do run in families and have genetic component.

 

Are Varicose veins and spider veins the same

 

Spider veins are smaller and varicose veins are larger and have more symptoms and problems. But both are due to abnormal valves.

 

Are Varicose veins peripheral vascular disease

 

 

No peripheral vascular disease is due to lack of arterial blood flow where as varicose veins are due to abnormal valves.

 

Are Varicose veins curable

 

No , but they can be prevented by regular walking, using compression stockings and occasionally supplements containing horse chestnut.

 

Are Varicose veins common

 

 

Varicose veins are very common and large patient population have varicose veins.

 

 

Are Varicose veins during pregnancy dangerous

 

Varicose veins can cause pain, aching, tiredness, fatigue, restless legs during pregnancy. They are not any more dangerous than non pregnant patients.

 

Are Varicose veins hard to the touch

 

Yes they can be hard to touch if there is clot formation.

 

 

Are Varicose veins covered by hip

 

Deep veins and upper part of saphneous vein is very close to hip joint.

Are Varicose veins superficial or deep

 

 

Are varicose veins superficial or deep

 

yes they are superficial and deep veins.

 

Are Varicose veins a disease

 

 

It is a genetic condition or triggered by environmental factors which cause vein valves to become abnormal and therefore cause problems.

 

Are varicose veins common during pregnancy

 

They are very common during pregnancy due to pressure of Uterus.

 

 

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