Posted February 05, 2011 in Varicose Veins
Varicose veins occur when the degree of damage to the vein is severe enough to cause it to enlarge and bulge out beyond the surface of the skin. Diagnosing the root cause of varicose veins is essential to its proper treatment.
With varicose vein disorders, vein failure occurs within the valves, allowing blood to leak backwards, causing congestion and enlargement of the vessel. Over time this can lead to swelling of the ankles and legs, skin breakdown, poorly healing wounds, severe pain and aching and complaints of “heaviness” or “tired” legs.
Treatment of the varicose veins must include eliminating the source of failure to give maximum results.