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Will Varicose Veins Get Worse Over Time?

Author: Blog Author Posted: December 21, 2017 Category:

Varicose veins are abnormal veins that usually develop in the legs. Unfortunately, if they are not treated, these veins tend to get worse as time goes on. 

What are varicose veins?

A varicose vein is one of the most common manifestations of leg vein disease. This condition usually develops when the valves inside the vein stop functioning properly, allowing blood to pool in the vein and flow backward. The vein swells and becomes more visible to the patient. Varicose veins may also cause other uncomfortable symptoms as they get worse, such as cramping, tingling, numbness, weakness, swelling and more. In some cases, varicose veins can even cause the nearby skin to ulcerate. 

Why do they get worse?

Over time, the pressure in the vein continues to cause damage to the valves and the walls of the vein itself. This causes the vein to grow larger and become more visible. In some patients, this may also cause an increase or worsen in the associated symptoms of the varicose vein. 

What can you do?

Although your varicose veins may get worse over time, you can prevent this from happening by seeking effective vein treatment. With the right vein treatment, you can eliminate varicose veins before they become more noticeable and uncomfortable. Vein treatment can also be used to alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins that have already progressed. Some of the options available to improve your vein health include endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and phlebectomy. Each of these treatment options offers different advantages for patients. An experienced vein doctor can help you explore these options and decide which is best for your needs. 

Bellamah  Vein Center offers a variety of treatment options to patients with vein disease. To learn more about your vein treatment options, please contact Bellamah Vein Center today. We provide effective treatment for both varicose veins and spider veins.