Symptoms of varicose veins: how to recognize the disease

August 23, 2016, 1:34 p.m

Vari­cose veins require close atten­tion. By itself, it does not pose a dan­ger to life — except that the appear­ance of its man­i­fes­ta­tions is very unaes­thet­ic, so with vari­cose veins you will have to for­get about all skirts, except for those that are “on the floor”. Which is sad in itself.


But devel­op­ing against its back­ground throm­bophlebitis (inflam­ma­tion of the inner wall of the ves­sel) can be fraught with the for­ma­tion of blood clots and is very dan­ger­ous. That is why, at the first signs of ill­ness, you should imme­di­ate­ly con­tact phle­bol­o­gist.

What symptoms signal that you need to rush to the “vascular doctor”?

  • If the walls of the ves­sels stop hold­ing their shape, by the evening the legs swell and become heavy. And let the puffi­ness go away in the morn­ing — it’s still an alarm­ing bell from your car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem.
  • The most strik­ing signs of vari­cose veins are the appear­ance of red-blue vas­cu­lar “aster­isks” on the shins and thighs.
  • Der­mati­tis, burn­ing, itch­ing may appear, the col­or of the skin of the legs may change — all these are the con­se­quences of cir­cu­la­to­ry dis­or­ders, due to which the legs do not receive enough oxy­gen and nutri­ents.
woman applying cream on her legs

There are many rea­sons on which vari­cose veins can begin: hered­i­ty, heavy load on the legs, chron­ic dis­eases and over­weight, tak­ing hor­mon­al drugs and even fre­quent alco­hol con­sump­tion.

The main thing is not to miss the moment when vari­cose veins can be pre­vent­ed or cured with­out health con­se­quences.

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