Our veins play a crucial role in our health. However, like all parts of the body, they can develop numerous issues in their lifetime. Varicose veins are a very common, yet embarrassing condition which is largely associated as a cosmetic issue. However, if left untreated, they can also become potentially dangerous.
So, how do you know whether you have dangerous varicose veins? Here, you’ll discover how to spot them and when to get them treated.
Symptoms of potentially dangerous varicose veins
Most varicose veins are harmless, although if left they do have the potential to turn dangerous. The good news is, there are numerous symptoms you can watch out for to determine whether you need to seek immediate treatment.
The most common signs your varicose veins may be dangerous include:
- If there is pain or swelling in and around the vein
- Redness/discolouration around the area
- Aching or throbbing in the affected area
While these symptoms don’t necessarily point to your varicose veins being dangerous, they can be a sign to watch out for. At the very least, these symptoms make life so much more unpleasant when you’re dealing with them on a daily basis.
The importance of seeking a diagnosis
Regardless of whether or not you experience the symptoms above, if you suspect you have varicose veins it is crucial to have them assessed. Booking a consultation with a vein specialist can help identify varicose veins and the best course of treatment.
All varicose veins have the potential to turn dangerous. So, it makes sense to have them treated as quickly as possible. That way, you’ll rectify the problem before it has a chance to negatively impact your health. The earlier you seek help for your veins, the less invasive the treatment is going to be too.
Understanding your treatment options
To prevent varicose veins becoming a more serious issue, having them treated is highly recommend. There are a lot of different treatments available these days including Endovenous Laser Ablation, VNUS Closure and Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy treatment.
At your consultation, you will be advised which type of treatment will work best for you. You may just be surprised by how fast and painless these treatments can be. So, if you’re concerned about your varicose veins, book a consultation at the Cornwall Vein Clinic today.