25 Oct 4 Signs it’s Time to See a Vein Doctor
Visible knotted veins aren’t just unsightly, but they can also be very painful. As it turns out, varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem; if left untreated; they hinder blood flow and cause serious problems in many major parts of the body.
Varicose veins are a result of faulty valves that allow blood to flow in the wrong direction and cause the vein to become swollen. Here’s how you know when you need to see a vein doctor:
Why you need a Vein Doctor?
1. Your Legs Feel Weak After Standing For Long Periods of Time
Contrary to what many believe, feeling heavy and weak in your legs after long periods isn’t normal; it’s usually an indication of vein problems that need to be addressed.
If the problem only occurs once in a while, it isn’t serious; but if it occurs every time you go out to the mall, you should consider meeting with a vein doctor.
2. You Deal With Intense Leg Pain Daily
If the pain in your leg is aching and throbbing to the point where you have difficulty going about your daily activities, then you may be dealing with damaged veins.
Make an appointment with a varicose veins specialist so they can determine the source of your leg pain. If the pain is serious, you may have to undergo varicose veins surgery, but for mild cases, the doctor will likely send you home with compressions stockings.
3. Your Veins Bulging and Blue/Purple
Any swollen veins that are bulging from beneath your skin and have changed to a blue/purple color are a cause for concern. Irritation and swelling happen when a blood clot develops and blocks the blood from flowing smoothly.
Blue/purple veins untreated can cause Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) which is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein in the body. If the vein swells and breaks loose, it can cause problems in the lungs.
4. You Notice a Dry or Itchy Spot Near Your Ankle
Dry and itchy spots on your ankles happen due to high blood pressure in veins that are damaged. The damage in these veins prevents blood from flowing to the heart and as a result, your skin becomes dry and flaky.
A varicose veins specialist can perform surgeries to fix damaged veins that are causing irregular blood flow.
Varicose veins may look like a minor issue that you can ignore but you should still seek the expertise of a doctor before dismissing them. When it comes to veins, problems that may appear minor can lead to major complications if left untreated.
Renew Vein Centers provide an array of vein treatments that include sclerotherapy, laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation and ClariVein. We treat leg cramps, leg heaviness, spider veins, varicose veins and more.
Get in touch with us today for a consultation.