How to recognise varicose vein and what are their symptoms? - Skin Medical
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How to recognise varicose vein and what are their symptoms?

Varicose veins are recognised by their:

  • Appearance – often blue thick veins, protruding on or near surface of skin.
  • Discomfort – dull painful ache, that maybe elevated when leg is raised.
  • Touch – Feels swollen, section bigger that adjacent vein.
  • Shape – could be twisted or distorted.

Varicose vein sufferers describe symptoms such as:

  • tired or heavy legs, include feelings of fatigue, aching, burning, throbbing, itching, cramping, and restlessness of the legs

In the majority of cases, varicose veins are of a cosmetic nuisance. Varicose veins generally tend to get worse without any treatment. Those who do not get them treated early are more likely to develop:

  • constant itching
  • pigmentation around the ankles
  • ulcers at the ankles
  • mild swelling of the feet
  • occasional blood clots in the veins
  • infection of the vein
British Association Of Cosmetic Nurses Three Best Rated PIAPA Care Quality Commission NHS

 

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