Is There a Risk to Leaving Varicose Veins Untreated?
Risks of Not Treating Varicose Veins
There are several risks if varicose veins are not treated. Listed below are some of the most common risks.
The varicose veins will lead to excessive blood leaking. This will get into the legs. You will experience inflammation and swelling. The area of the veins can be dark and discolored. They will look unsightly and they will lead to uneven skin tones.
If you do not treat the inflammation your legs will become heavy and stiff. They may also become tender making things difficult for relaxation. This can be painful and it will be difficult to find relief even when sleeping.
Venous Leg Ulcers
These veins can lead to CVI and over time will lead to ulcers in the legs. This will break down the skin. These ulcers will get larger over time and they will become irritated.
Varicose veins may bleed. They are able to break down the walls of the skin allowing them to get closer to the surface. Even a slight cut will cause a lot of bleeding. While the bleeding itself may not be painful a person can lose a lot of blood if it is not treated properly.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
This is the most severe effect of varicose veins. This condition is very painful. A person will have a pulling sensation in their legs which are caused by blood clots. It will feel like the nerves are being pinched. This will lead to swelling and redness in the legs. If the clot is able to travel higher up into the body it can become very dangerous. It can be life threatening. Varicose veins may lead to a mild or severe condition. If a person notices these veins they should get in contact with a doctor for treatment before they led to serious health problems.
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