Understanding your veins
- Posted on: Oct 19 2016
It’s natural as we age that we see changes happening in our body, and one of these changes that you may well have noticed concerns the size, colour, and visibility of our veins. In different areas of our bodies, our veins will be affected differently, and while some venous issues may be only cosmetic, others may be painful and uncomfortable, and in need of medical assistance.
In this post we will be giving a general overview to the different concerns usually involved in vein treatment, as well as covering the different types of common venous health concerns.
Common Concerns / Symptoms
There are several reasons that issues with veins may be cause for you to seek medical help, these include circulatory concerns, pain and discomfort, as well as purely cosmetic motivations. Veins can become vivid in colour, swollen, as well as feeling uncomfortable, and the most vulnerable areas include the hands and the legs, particularly the back of legs.
There are different maladies associated with veins, and there are now a range of treatment options to serve all of these concerns. Among the most common complaints with veins are spider veins, and varicose veins.
Spider Veins are the small marks, usually red or blue, that form close to the surface of the skin. Spider veins resemble the roots of a plant, or a spider web, with large networks often appearing. Spider veins can be found on the legs as well as around the face and they can be large or small.
Varicose veins are larger, swollen veins, found at a deeper level than spider veins. Varicose Veins are most common on the legs. Varicose veins can often feel uncomfortable with symptoms including pain, cramping, restless legs, itchiness, and sometimes a rash or skin discoloration or leg ulcers.