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Dangers of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are one of the most neglected conditions which people tend to brush aside as nothing, not realizing the kind of dangerous impacts it could have on one’s health in the long run. If you have been struggling with persistent pain around your calf region, with inflamed veins popping up, we would suggest that you get it checked by the doctor.


What are varicose veins?

For those who aren’t aware, varicose veins are the bulging and twisted veins underneath the skin that can be felt from the top.

These often appear as the dark bluish appearance of the veins, causing several long term side effects, if left untreated. If you have been experiencing something similar, we would suggest that you consult with a doctor and get the necessary varicose and spider vein removal treatment done.

Some of the dangers of varicose veins include:

Inflammation in the leg

Varicose veins mainly affect the calves and are witnessed around the legs. When left untreated, the obstruction and the heightened blood pressure around the calf and the legs can end up causing swelling around the affected region. Tightness around the area is also a common danger which is often caused because of the leaking fluids to the surroundings because of the excess pressure.

Infection on the skin

If you didn’t know any better, varicose veins also heighten the risks of skin infection. The reason why that happens is that the constant stretch on the skin because of the inflammation can hamper the natural defense mechanism of the body against the infection. It also enhances the risks of cellulitis. Medication is a necessity when it comes to curing these conditions.

Thrombophlebitis

This is a condition wherein it causes blood clots in the vessels, enhancing the blood pressure and the overall health risks. Studies suggest that 3% of varicose veins form blood clots, causing inflammation, discomfort, and pain.

Deep vein thrombosis

One of the most common dangers of varicose veins is that it leads to the formation of deep vein thrombosis. It is a condition that requires immediate medical attention to ensure faster cure from the constant pain and discomfort.

BG Medical Center is an advanced medical center and med spa, offering a wide range of medical, wellness and beauty services around Illinois and provides treatments for varicose veins and the subsidiary issues.

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