Varicose veins occur when your veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. Varicose veins typically appear swollen and raised, and have a bluish-purple or red color. They are often painful. Mostly varicose veins appear on the lower legs. Small Spider veins are most common in the thighs, ankles, and feet and are associated with aching and tenderness.
For many people, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins lead to more-serious problems.
The symptoms of varicose veins include:
Leg Pain: It is caused due to less blood circulation that damages the functioning and causes pain, leg pain or cramping, heavy feeling in the legs during standing or moving, restless leg syndrome at night etc.
Sclerosis: A symptom caused due to poor circulation, when blood fails to be properly pumped from the lower legs back to the heart.
Swelling and Pain: Varicose veins can cause swelling and pain. Painful signs and symptoms occur, they may include:
- An achy or heavy feeling in your legs.
- Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs.
- Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time.
- Itching around one or more of your veins.
- Swollen feet and ankles.
- Burning or throbbing.
- Muscle cramps, particularly at night.
- Bleeding from varicose veins.
- A painful cord in the vein with red discoloration of the skin.
- Color changes, hardening of the vein, inflammation of the skin or skin ulcers near your ankle, which can mean you have a serious form of vascular disease that requires medical attention.
Skin Ulcers: They reflect the extreme stage of venous disease. They are caused when venous disease is neglected for a long duration. Itching sensations and bulging varicose veins appear as bumpy and uneven patches below the surface of the skin.
Phlebitis: It includes pain, heat, hardness and discoloration of skin.
The treatment of Varicose Veins is different based on the different symptoms of the veins. Laser treatment is one of the potential line of treatments for treating varicose veins. It involves use of lasers to produce selective light-induced thermal destruction to small veins, causing them to disappear.
Laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure and effective especially against spider veins. The light beam focuses on the problem area and removes it. Doctors may prefer laser treatment over sclerotherapy in many cases. Laser therapy offers an alternative option to surgery in case of larger veins. With the advancement of technology, Laser treatment has become a potential line of treatment for varicose veins. It is an effective non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects and assured results.
Laser treatment is a highly safe and effective way of treating varicose veins and is associated with minimal risk as compared to invasive surgical process.