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Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins, which are generally a result of abnormal blood flow. This situation occurs when faulty valves make the blood flow in the wrong direction. These veins do not need treatment, but if you experience swelling and pain in your legs, then you will need treatment so that the condition does not become worst. There are varicose veins treatment available in the market and therefore, if you feel any kind of discomfort because of these veins, you can take up treatment from a medical practitioner.

Here are some of the important things you need to know about varicose veins.

  • Varicose veins are most likely to occur in women, especially women who have delivered multiple children. This can also happen because of the genetic component. Therefore, if you have a family member who has varicose veins, you are most likely to develop it too
  • Although varicose veins are visible, there are still some other symptoms that may not be visible. Some of the symptoms are leg swelling, heavy feeling in your legs, fatigue, throbbing pain, muscle cramps, pain that gets worse after sitting or standing for a long time, Itching around the varicose veins, Bleeding from varicose veins, tenderness of the vein. You must go for the treatment of varicose veins. if the situation aggravates.
  • If the person with varicose veins has not experienced any symptoms or discomfort, then treatment is not necessary. But if your symptoms are severe and you feel discomfort, then you should go for treatment. Also, some of the patients want treatment for varicose veins for cosmetic reasons as they want to remove the sight of the ugly varicose veins
  • Sometimes the varicose veins are large, and so they have to be removed through surgery. The surgery is usually performed under anesthesia and it is generally a minor surgery and the patient can return home on the same day itself. However, if you need to get surgery on both your legs, you may have to spend an entire night in the hospital. For smaller veins or spider veins, laser treatments are used. In this process, strong bursts of light are applied to the vein which helps in fading the veins out which makes it to finally disappear. To learn more about the treatments, you can visit the varicose veins center
  • There are many websites which promote home remedies for curing varicose veins, but before you try out these remedies it is advised that you consult with your doctor to avoid any kind of side effects

Varicose veins can cause other complications as well, such as you might experience pain and itching in the area around varicose veins or you might develop swelling in your legs. You might also develop blood clots that could travel to your heart and lungs which can result in a painful inflammatory reaction. However, these are rarely life-threatening but it is always better that you go for treatment for varicose veins.