• Varicose veins: Symptoms and Causes

    Symptoms Varicose veins may not cause any pain. Signs you may have with varicose veins include: Veins that are dark purple or blue in color Veins that appear twisted and bulging; often like cords on your legs When painful signs and symptoms occur, they may include: An achy or heavy feeling in your legs Burning, [Xem thêm…]

  • How are varicose veins treated?

    Treatment can be either conservative or active. Active treatments can be divided into surgical and non-surgical treatments. Newer methods including endovenous laser treatment, radiofrequency ablation and foam sclerotherapy appear to work as well as surgery for varices of the greater saphenous vein. Conservative The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) produced clinical guidelines in July 2013 recommending that all people with [Xem thêm…]

  • Varicose veins on a leg

    Varicose veins

    Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Veins have pairs of leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards (retrograde flow or venous reflux). Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood to the heart (the skeletal-muscle pump), against the effects of gravity. [Xem thêm…]