Painful Varicose Veins – What to Do?
Not only are varicose veins unattractive, these bulging veins are also painful at times. This is most often true when standing for hours or continuously walking. Although bulging leg veins are the varicose veins usually noted, varicose veins can be found on other parts of the body, as well. As these veins grow, so does the pain. Painful varicose veins occur when blood is continually pooled to one area as the blood is forced to flow backwards and veins enlarge. When circulation is compromised like this, leg and foot swelling will begin as well as discomfort. Bulging veins in hands is also possible, although this condition is most common in the lower extremities.
Painful varicose veins are known as being on the list of the venous insufficiency symptoms besides edema, skin discoloration, leg weakness, and skin ulcers. Varicose veins are one of the most common causes of venous insufficiency. As a result, those painful varicose veins and venous insufficiency become a high potential for deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots which completely stop the blood from properly flowing. When a blood clot forms, not only is there much pain, there is also the chance of the skin breaking down due to the lack of nourishment from depleted blood supply to the given area. This is also a life threatening condition which requires immediate attention. When there is a blood clot, there is also the chance of this clot travelling to the lungs causing blockage which prevents the heart and lungs from functioning in a proper manner. A phlebectomy of varicose veins, or removal of affected vein area, is performed.
Varicose veins will also show up as bulging veins in hands. This also leads to hand weakness, and sometimes pain. If you tend to have veins which are prominently obvious, it is suggested that immediate measures are taken to alleviate the symptoms like losing weight, eating right, and exercising.