Risks of Varicose Veins

Risks of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can pose health risks beyond cosmetic appearances. Varicose veins are known to enlarge and worsen over time. Severe varicose veins can cause health problems.

These include:

  • Severe venous insufficiency – This severe pooling of blood in the veins slows the return of blood to the heart
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) – This is a medical issue that has potential to lead to death or serious injury for high-risk patients
  • Sores or skin ulcers
  • Ongoing irritation, swelling and painful rashes of the legs
  • Ankle swelling
  • Pigmentation (skin changes around ankles and calf)
  • Ulceration
  • Bleeding
  • Throbbing
  • Heaviness
  • Achiness
  • Leg cramps
  • Restless legs
  • Itching, burning or tingling of the skin

If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact us to schedule a free consultation today.