Varicose Veins Treatment in Mumbai

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins under the surface of the skin. They may be blue or dark purple, and are often lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.

Varicose veins most commonly affect the veins in the legs and feet, because standing and walking increases the pressure in the veins of the lower body. Varicose veins are basically the surface symptoms of a deeper, underlying vein disease known as chronic venous insufficiency.

Varicose Veins Treatment in Mumbai

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

  • Large veins that you can see on your skin.
  • Swelling of your ankles and feet.
  • Painful, achy, or “heavy” legs.
  • Throbbing or cramping in your legs.
  • Itchy legs, especially on the lower leg and ankle. This is sometimes incorrectly diagnosed as dry skin.
  • Discoloured skin in the area around the varicose vein.
  • Blackening of skin, skin hardening and skin ulceration along the ankle and lower leg in severe cases.

Consult us if you have any of these signs and symptoms. For an appointment call on 90040 93090.

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What are the causes of varicose veins?

Weak or damaged valves can lead to varicose veins. Arteries carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Veins return blood from the rest of the body to the heart. To return blood to the heart, the veins in the legs must work against gravity.

Muscle contractions in the lower legs act as pumps, and elastic vein walls help blood return to the heart. Tiny valves in the veins open as blood flows toward the heart, then close to stop blood from flowing backward. If these valves are weak or damaged, blood can flow backward and pool in the veins, causing the veins to stretch or twist.

What are the risk factors for varicose veins?

A number of factors may increase your risk for varicose veins, including family history, age, gender, pregnancy, overweight or obesity, and lack of movement.

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What are the stages of varicose veins?