While varicose veins may, on the surface seem like a cosmetic issue, leaving them untreated can lead to painful complications down the road. It is important to catch venous insufficiency early as many conditions are not only treatable but reversible once the underlying problem is corrected.
Initial issues may start out as small visible surface level veins feeling slightly itchy, achy, and even present as swelling in the ankles and feet. If symptoms are ignored blood can pool and bugle veins further causing them to twist and become unsightly and more painful. Skin in those affected areas may become scaly and itchy and even ulcerate. Ulcers due to varicose veins and venous insufficiency may not heal as readily if at all, creating even bigger health issues such as systemic or area infection.
The major danger of leaving damaged veins untreated is the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) a blood clot which can form in the deep veins of the legs. The clot, in place can block circulation causing the area to go blue or grey and if the clot breaks loose you run the risk of it traveling to the brain (which can cause a stroke), to the heart (which can lead to heart attack), or to the lungs creating a pulmonary embolism which puts you at risk for death.
If you notice symptoms, never chance it. Visit www.weknowveins.com and sign up for a free initial vein assessment. They will be able to let you know where you stand and what the best possible course of treatments would be specifically for your needs. They offer all the top state of the art medical procedures available today with very little, if any, downtime.
There is no reason to live with the discomfort venous insufficiency can cause. Get your legs back to health with the help of The Vein Specialists of southwestern Florida, with offices in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, provides state-of-the-art services for the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein disorders. To contact a vein specialist, visit http://www.weknowveins.com, or call 239-694-VEIN (8346).