What Happens if I Don’t Treat my Varicose Veins?
Associated Medical Conditions
Believe it or not, hemorrhoids are nothing more than varicose veins in the area of the anus. Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are known to cause pain, itching and bleeding in the affected area. Hemorrhoids can be caused by increased pressure on the bowel during pregnancy or overexertion during a bowel movement.
There are many effective medications and remedies available for the treatment of hemorrhoids. The majority of people find that some simple lifestyle changes provide them with significant relief from the ever-present symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Ulcers on the Legs and Ankles
As venous diseases progress, painful and unsightly ulcers can form on the skin. These advanced-stage symptoms appear near varicose veins, in particular in the area near the ankles. When the proper circulation in your veins is compromised, it can lead to all sorts of medical problems. One such health condition is called venous stasis. Venous stasis is when blood pools in the veins. This will increase pressure on the affected veins and can cause the skin to break and the formation of venous ulcers. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that you have developed an ulcer. If they are not treated right away, they can lead to more serious medical conditions.
Unexpected Swelling in the Leg
If you notice significant swelling in your leg you need to visit a doctor right away. The cause may be the enlargement of veins deep within your legs. Sudden leg swelling calls for urgent attention from a medical professional. Only a trained healthcare provider can properly diagnose the condition. A swollen leg may be caused by thrombophlebitis. In thrombophlebitis, a blood clot blocks a vein. It is a condition that can lead to other potentially serious problems.
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