People do not always appreciate how serious and how common vein disease is. For many, it is a source of swollen legs and leg pain. One of the reasons why vein issues are overlooked as a source of leg swelling and a source of leg pain is that while many veins bulge out of the leg’s surface, many are invisible because of how deeply they are embedded or located in the leg.
When a varicose vein leaks, the result is a pooling of blood and waste products in the leg. This leads to a pressure buildup and a collection of toxins in the legs. When you have varicose vein problems, it is likely that you will experience severe leg pain. It may feel like your leg is very heavy and very tired. As the day goes on and as your activity increases, the symptoms only get worse.
As a result of the swelling and as a result of the pain, many varicose vein sufferers feel that their legs are like lead weights. At the end of the day, they just want to sit down and elevate their legs. If they simply sit down without elevating their legs, the problem only gets worse.
Individuals battling with varicose veins say that the problem is increased when they are exposed to heat. Using compression stockings can keep the swelling down and can minimize the pain. Unfortunately, the relief from compression stockings is only temporary. In extreme cases, the swollen legs can become so pronounced that it can lead to skin discoloration and even leg ulcerations.
Just because a varicose vein is not pronounced and just because a varicose vein cannot be seen on the skin’s surface does not mean that it is not impacting the health of your leg. The hidden varicose veins can cause as much, if not more, problems than superficial ones.
Anyone who is experiencing swollen legs or other vein-related symptoms should have their legs evaluated for vein disease at Premier Vein Institute. This is true whether you have visible varicose veins and/or spider veins or not. In times past, it was just thought that if a person had tired, heavy legs or they had swelling in their legs, it was a part of getting older. Now modern medicine has taught us that these achy symptoms are really a sign of damaged veins. Fortunately, vein diseases can be identified and addressed before they lead to serious complications. Modern vein treatments have improved the quality of life of so many individuals who previously were suffering with these debilitating symptoms with little or no hope.