Do you have painful veins that are blue or purple in colour? Are they swollen and raised above the surface of the skin – often appearing twisted and bulging? Read on to learn more about varicose veins.
Varicose veins are often swollen and misshapen vessels filled with an abnormal collection of blood. They are most common on the lower legs and ankles and form from pressure being placed on veins. The blood in these particular veins is less able to effectively travel up to the heart and tends to stagnate in the leg area.
Patients with varicose veins may suffer from the following symptoms:
- Pain and swelling;
- Veins blue or purple in colour;
Varicose veins may develop:
- If there is a history of varicose veins in your family;
- Your are standing for lengthy periods;
- During Pregnancy;
- From Obesity;
- From Trauma.
At Leg Vein Clinic Australia we effectively diagnose using ultrasound technology before we carefully treat any varicose veins.
Call 0401 009 405 and speak with our experienced practice manager, Anne, to learn more.
Listen to Dr. Kornfeld’s interview with 4TO about leg veins: