Category: Varicose Veins
Learn the facts about deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Almost anyone can get them. In most cases, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) develops in a person who has an inherited blood clotting disorder or other risk factor, and who experiences a triggering event. Are you at risk? Find out.....
Now that you know what varicose veins are and what the symptoms can be, let's talk about what the treatment options are.
First you must decided, "Do these veins bother me enough that I want to have surgery to remove them?" If your answer is yes, then continue to read on. If you decide that you don't want to have a procedure, but want to try to prevent them from getting worse or prevent more from popping out, then you best bet is compression stockings.
First, let's clarify:
Varicose veins affect only the veins, not the arteries. Arteries carry oxygen rich blood away from the heart and to the body. The veins carry blood back to the heart from your finger and toes (all of the body).
There are two systems of veins in your body: deep veins and superficial veins. The deep veins (which are so deep in the muscles that you cannot see them), carry 90% of the blood flow. The superficial veins are just under the surface of the skin, they are weaker and have more of a chance of becoming varicose.
What symtpoms occur with varicose veins?
It's summer time! Aren't you excited to be wearing shorts again in this warm weather? What do you mean you don't want to show your legs...... oh, you have bad varicose veins. I understand, they don't look so nice do they? Want to learn more about them? Want to hear some tips for daily living with varicose veins? Want to learn more about the treatment options? Well, if you said yes, read on........