You’ve probably noticed large veins that appear on various areas of your body, especially on your legs. While these veins usually don’t initially pose as a health issue, there are times when you want to consider seeking treatment for them. These veins could indicate that there is an issue with your circulation. When you visit Rejuvenation at our office, there are tests that can be performed to determine exactly why you’re seeing enlarged veins, why they could be causing pain if you have an uncomfortable feeling, and the best method of treatment for your health.
Although enlarged veins seem as though they would be nothing more veins that you can easily see underneath your skin, they often represent much more than that. They are often associated with obesity, poor circulation, and pain in the legs as this is where you’ll usually see enlarged veins. As these veins begin to enlarge to the point where they fail, the blood flowing through them begins to reflux. This means that the blood becomes trapped in the vein, or begins to flow backward through the vein, resulting in severe pain at times, swelling, and possible blood clots. When you see enlarged veins, it’s usually because of the reflux associated with the blood in this area of your body.
If you’re in severe pain, then you need to seek the assistance of a doctor who can treat enlarged veins. Some patients might think that you can wait to seek treatment if they don’t hurt or because there are no other symptoms aside from seeing them underneath your skin. Reflux can still be present even if you don’t see enlarged veins, which is why you need to seek treatment as soon as the veins begin to bulge and become larger.
Aside from pain that doesn’t go away with home remedies or medications, you should seek treatment if your enlarged veins are preventing you from sleeping at night as they can cause restless legs. Another reason to seek treatment would be because of the discomfort that you experience while sitting or standing for longer periods of time, or because you don’t like the way that the enlarged veins appear. If you seek treatment early on, then it’s more likely that minimally-invasive treatment options can be put in place.