July 7, 2015
Are Varicose Veins Harmful?
Varicose veins are a very common condition, especially for women. And while they may be unsightly, some people are wondering if they are also dangerous. The simple answer to this is, it depends. While they can have negative health implications, varicose veins are generally not life threatening. However, they can diminish your quality of life.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Your veins are responsible for circulating blood throughout your body, to your heart and lungs. This is known as the circulatory system.
However, over time, some veins fail to circulate the blood properly. This causes bulging in the veins known as varicose veins. While they can happen anywhere in the body, they are most common in the legs and thighs.
While the cause of varicose veins is not entirely understood, they are thought to be a result of an absence or weakness in the valves of the veins. This can stop the blood from circulating properly. Varicose veins have also been connected with weakness in the vein walls.
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?
In general, varicose veins are not harmful to your health. However, there are certain, rare cases where varicose veins can cause health issues.
Varicose veins have been known to lead to dermatitis, an itchy rash. This rash can cause bleeding and skin ulcers from constant scratching or irritation. Varicose veins have also been linked with a conditioning known as superficial thrombophlebitis. This condition causes the blood clots in the veins close to the surface of the skin. Thrombophlebitis leads to extreme pain and other problems in the affected area.
How Can You Treat Varicose Veins?
Because of the pain associated with varicose veins, in addition to cosmetic reasons, many people choose to have their varicose veins removed using Sclerotherapy. This is a safe and relatively simple procedure that requires very little downtime after completing.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sterile chemical solution into the veins. This removes the outward appearance and discoloration. It also helps to dramatically relieve the pain.
Say Goodbye to Your Varicose Veins!
No one should have to live with the pain of varicose veins! That’s why The Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation is here to help! With our innovative varicose vein removal technology, we can provide pain-free, simple treatment for everyone. Just give us a call or schedule an appointment online.