Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisted veins. They are frequently found on the inside of legs, and on the back of calves. These veins appear flesh-colored, blue, or purple.
Varicose veins appear as twisted and bulgy veins in the leg. There are many symptoms that are associated with varicose veins. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have varicose veins:
Varicose veins are diagnosed by an examination of your legs and feet. Varicose veins are easy to spot. During an examination doctors will check your legs for tender areas, leg swelling, bulging under the skin, skin ulcers, and skin discoloration.
If you are diagnosed with varicose veins further actions may be taken to treat them.
If you have a mild case of varicose veins, you can take simple measures to ease your symptoms, and reduce the chance of your varicose veins getting worse. Some treatments you may try include:
If you have a more severe case of varicose veins, you may have to seek professional treatment from a doctor. Treatment options that you may expect include:
These treatments do not cause instant results, and it may take several weeks to see improvement. Contact us today to discuss your options!
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