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2017-06-19

Varicose Vein Symptoms and How to Alleviate Discomfort

Varicose vein symptoms include the common swollen and enlarged veins, usually on your lower legs. Some people might not experience any additional symptoms, but those that do might want to consider professional treatment. The severity of varicose vein symptoms varies, but it is important to know the signs of worsening varicose veins.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider consulting Via Vascular to start the conversation about the right treatment option for you.

Pain, Swelling, and Itching

The amount of activity in your daily routine can affect the amount of pain and swelling that you experience. Pain and swelling can occur if your daytime routine requires you to stand for long periods of time, according to NHS. Warm weather can also irritate your varicose veins and cause swelling. Dry, itchy, and thin skin is another symptom of worsening varicose veins. If you are experiencing any pain, we recommend contacting us here at Via Vascular, so we can prevent any further discomfort.

Heavy Legs

Legs that feel achy and heavy can lead to discomfort, especially when you are trying to perform your everyday tasks. If you find yourself standing or sitting for extended periods of time, this heavy sensation becomes much more prominent. Wearing compression socks can help to alleviate this feeling and help your blood to circulate better.

Muscle Cramping

Muscle cramping can occur with varicose veins, along with a burning or throbbing sensation. Cramping can occur especially at nighttime, which can greatly impact your sleep schedule. A self-care solution to this issue would be to try to elevate your legs at night in order to try to increase the blood flow from your legs.

Discoloration and Bleeding

In severe cases of varicose veins, you might experience extreme discoloring of your skin around your legs and ankles. Your skin may darken or redden due to the pressure on your veins. Bleeding is another severe symptom, as varicose veins can lead to skin ulcers. This can mean that you have a critical vascular condition. If you are experiencing any of these major varicose vein symptoms, please contact us immediately for more pressing treatment.

How Via Vascular Treats Your Varicose Vein Symptoms

With state of the art treatments like endovenous laser treatment and microphlebectomy, Via Vascular provides excellent solutions for the treatment of your varicose veins. Our procedures are minimally invasive, and no hospital time is required. These procedures are an alternative to more invasive surgeries for your varicose veins and spider veins. For more information or to set up an appointment, please call us at (206) 525-8346 or contact us online here.

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