Varicose veins are extremely common, just as the procedures used to treat them. If you’ve found yourself noticing the development of varicose veins then it’s useful to know how and when you should seek treatment, which is exactly why we’ve created this blog post.
Varicose veins are veins that have become large and swollen, raising up above the skin. They will often be bright blue or green, but can also be red, purple, or flesh coloured. There are many reasons that can lead to the development of varicose veins, but people who are pregnant are particularly prone. In most cases though, the development of varicose veins is simply a result of ageing and the hard work carried out by our veins.
When you should seek treatment
The first reason that should motivate you to seek treatment for your venous condition is if and when the vein is causing pain and discomfort. Though the veins might not always be painful, they can become so overtime, and so if you experience the symptoms of pain, discomfort, or irritability, you should seek assistance.
Another reason to seek help is that Varicose veins can cause several side-effects, especially a discolouration of the skin surrounding the vein, pain, a rash, and other complications including leg ulcers.
Finally, you should seek help if and when the vein is causing you distress, for cosmetic reasons. Vein treatment is available to all, and so if you simply want to remove a varicose vein to make yourself feel good, then that’s as perfect a reason as any to seek treatment.
If you do decide to seek treatment, you’ll have several options available to you, depending on your needs and the severity of your condition. Among the most common treatment options available, these are some of the preferred options: radiofrequency ablation, endothermal ablation, laser treatment, Sclerotherapy, or a Phlebectomy.