Varicose Veins

According to the Doctor Joseph Grace, vein problems, are more common than people think, his patients are 60% females coming to seek treatment when they are presenting spider and varicose vein problems and 40% are males looking for cure when their leg is in pain and they feel heaviness on it.

Vein problems can be developed from the adolescence with little spider veins and from that moment can appear in any moment of a woman or men’s life, getting worse when you get older.

Many factors contribute to the development of abnormal leg veins. The most likely factors include; age, standing occupations such as hospitality, sales and retail, flight attendants, teachers, lecturers and hair dressers. Also future moms have a big risk of present vein problems when hormones are messy for the pregnancy. Obesity, and a strong family history with varicose veins cause more veins to become abnormal.

Carrying weight and doing heavy lifting, or being on your feet a lot puts pressure on the blood vessels in the legs. The blood pools in the veins instead of circulating properly. The thin vein walls get stretched and expanded and over time they lose their ability to spring back to their normal state, especially if you are genetically predisposed to weakness in the veins.

Varicose veins can cause many issues if the problem is not treated in the right moment and with the right specialist, the cosmetic disfigurement, skin damage, skin scarring, skin rashes, blue lines and discolouration, leg aches, pains, leg heaviness, leg tiredness and risk of deep vein thrombosis.

If you are noticing protuberant, blueish or purple veins, a gnarly appearance in the lower limbs, or even just small spider veins, you may well be developing varicose veins and should find medical advice.

Luckily innovation in healthcare and technology have helped to develop new treatments less invasive and quicker than it was 20 years ago.  Using ultrasounds you can detect what’s going on quite easily and deep in your leg. It’s a good idea to check before the problem get worse, because the condition could get worse with the time. Make an appointment to understand the best possible treatments for you. 

AHPRA WARNING: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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