what will be the disadvantages of Vericose Veins. I have those on my left leg below knee. My mother also has the same.What should we do?. Please advise us about its side effects in future.
Dr. Satyam S. Bhavsar
Complications of vericose veins are: Most varicose veins are reasonably benign, but severe varicosities can lead to major complications, due to the poor circulation through the affected limb. Pain, tenderness, heaviness, inability to walk or stand for long hours, thus hindering work Skin conditions / Dermatitis which could predispose skin loss Skin ulcers especially near the ankle, usually referred to as venous ulcers. Development of carcinoma or sarcoma in longstanding venous ulcers. Over 100 reported cases of malignant transformation have been reported at a rate reported as 0.4% to 1%. Severe bleeding from minor trauma, of particular concern in the elderly. Blood clotting within affected veins, termed superficial thrombophlebitis. These are frequently isolated to the superficial veins, but can extend into deep veins, becoming a more serious problem. Acute fat necrosis can occur, especially at the ankle of overweight patients with varicose veins. Females are more frequently affected than males.