Shouldn’t Slow You Down
Are varicose veins dangerous?
Untreated varicose veins can progress the more severe disease including significant leg swelling, skin discoloration, and even ulcers or wounds that require daily wound care and months to heal.
What causes varicose veins?
Genetics or heredity is the biggest contributing factor of varicose and spider veins. Up to half of all women are affected due to hormones, birth control pills, and pregnancy. Other contributing factors include age, obesity, decreased mobility, and a history of blood clots, recent surgery, or trauma.
For many, itchy veins are a cosmetic concern. However, itchy veins can be indicative of vein disease, which can lead to more severe problems such as loss of mobility, swelling and skin discoloration. What is vein disease? Vein disease is any complication arising from...read more