Monday, August 31, 2009

Varicose Veins Symptoms,Causes,Treatment,Risk Factors,Pain Relief

What is Varicose Veins? / Varicose Veins Definition:-

Varicose veins are enlarged, discolored veins. They appear swollen and twisted. They are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the thighs. Varicose veins are often painful and itchy. Scratching them can cause open sores to appear. Varicose veins occur more frequently with women than men and with people over the age of 50.

Varicose Veins Types:-

There are four types of Varicose Veins,

(1) Abdominal Varicose Vein, (2) Pelvic Varicose Veins, (3) Vulvar Varicose Vein, (4) Varicose Veins on the Uterus

Varicose Veins Symptoms Risk Factors:-

There is also something known as internal hemorrhoids. It has the same symptoms as pruritus ani.

The first signs of varicose veins is a swelling along the course of the veins. This may be followed by muscular cramps and a feeling of tiredness in the legs behind the knees. In some cases, the normal flow of blood towards the heart may be reversed when the patient is in an upright position. This results in venous blood collecting in the lower part of the legs and the skin becomes purplish and pigmented, leading to what is known as varicose eczema or varicose ulcers. Both conditions cause severe pain.

Varicose Veins Causes:-

Family history.An inherited weakness of the valves in the veins.

With age, the elasticity of the walls along the veins are weakened which stretches the veins.

Hormonal changes within the body during pregnancy and menopause relaxes the walls of the veins. In addition, during pregnancy the veins may receive extra pressure from the expanding uterus (womb) causing dilation. Also, the use of birth control pills or estrogen replacement therapy alters the female hormone levels which might lead to varicose veins.

Deep vein thrombosis (economy-class syndrome), a blood clot in the deep vein.

Obesity and lifting heavy objects are also contributing factors.

Varicose veins can show up as a result of liver disease.

Varicose Veins Care Home Natural Remedies Cures Treatment:-

Ligation and stripping are the two most common procedures you can have done in surgery. They remove the veins that are causing the varicose veins in a simple procedure.

Radiofrequency ablation- This is where a high frequency electric current to bring heat to the dilated veins.

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