Veins are the thin blood tubes that are located right underneath our skin. Spread throughout the body, the veins carry used and deoxygenated blood from the vital body organs, back to the heart. Most veins have valves that prevent backflow of the blood.
Healthy veins are essential to facilitate the proper functioning of the human body. Although most people believe that they will never have any vein related health issues, vein disorders like spider veins and varicose veins are quite common in both men and women who are over 50 years of age.
Vein diseases vary hugely in their signs and symptoms. Sometimes the vein disorders are silent and there are no visible signs, but in a few cases, a serious vein problem may cause severe pain, swelling, and discomfort in the affected body part.
When left untreated for a long period of time, vein health issues can even lead to life-threatening ailments like venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and active venous ulcers. Thus, it is essential to not ignore any symptoms and visit a vein healthcare practitioner if you notice either of the below symptoms:
Visible Signs – For some
patients, the vein disorders are visible even by the naked eye. In such medical
cases, there are visible bulges on the skin that can even be felt on touch. The
affected veins turn dark blue or purplish in colour, are clearly visible right
under the skin, and the patient may complain of itching, irritated skin, soreness,
and a heavy feeling.
Leg Pain – Although vein
disorders may occur in any body part, they are most commonly found in the legs.
Patients with vein health issues may suffer from extreme pain that is usually
felt in the legs after they sit, stand or remain in the same position for an extended
time duration. Patients may also suffer from severe pains after undertaking a
long flight or when they remain seated for long by getting stuck in a heavy traffic
Swelling in Legs – If you
have swelling in both legs that usually disappears in the morning, there is nothing
to worry about, as this swelling has no connection to your vein health. But if
you feel that the swelling gets worse when you exert yourself and keep moving
or remain seated in the same position for long, it most probably is the case of
varicose veins and you must take an appointment with a vein expert for accurate
treatment of the same.
- No Relief from Home Remedies – To a few patients with some early signs of vein disorders, the vein specialists may advice regular use of compressions stockings that aid in regulating blood flow back to the heart from the leg and foot veins. Such patients may also be asked to elevate their legs while sleeping. But, even after doing these home remedies, if there are no signs of improvements and the patient still has pains and discomfort, he/she must see a vein healthcare expert and discuss all symptoms.
The patients may feel constant restlessness in the body part affected with a vein disorder. Although the vein disease symptoms vary in intensity, the pain and discomfort may increase when the patient is exerted, thus negatively affecting the patient’s quality of life.
If you have any of the above symptoms, you must not delay seeing a vascular expert. But, if you are over 50 years of age and still have no visible signs of vein disease, as a precautionary step you must still get an appointment with a vein expert for a physical examination to rule out any possibility of a vein health issue.
If you are in and around Hyderabad and are looking for a vein specialist, book an appointment with the renowned vascular surgeon Dr. Rajah V Koppala at Avis Hospitals. Dr. Rajah is highly educated and has 24 years of experience in successfully treating the most severe cases of vein disorders. Avis Hospitals is equipped with the latest medical technology and has an army of the most caring medical staff. For absolute relief from your vein discomfort, get in touch with Dr. Rajah V Koppala at Avis Hospitals today!