Varicose vein treatment in Arizona is most often initiated for cosmetic reasons. Varicose veins are generally caused by veins that are twisted or otherwise constricted. Veins have small valves in them that prevent blood from moving in the wrong direction. These valves can fail to work properly when veins are constricted. Blood can pool in the veins between valves when a valve is not working properly. The veins then swell from the pooling of blood and become visible through the skin. Varicose veins are blue in color and many people simply do not like the way that they look. While most varicose veins do not cause physical problems, these veins can create a number of different health problems.
The most common medical problem that can develop from varicose veins is pain. As the veins swell, they can become tender to the touch. As most varicose veins are in the legs, those with varicose veins can find that it is painful to walk or even stand. Varicose veins can swell and protrude away from the leg. These veins also can create significant pain when the veins are bumped.
In addition to pain, the pooling blood that creates varicose veins can result in blood clots. In most cases, the blood clots only serve to worsen the varicose veins. However, there are some rare situations when varicose veins can create a blood clot that can move to the heart or lungs. Though strokes, lung and heart problems from varicose veins are extremely rare, it can happen.
Varicose veins can be a sign of more serious circulatory conditions. Poor circulation makes varicose veins more likely as the body is not able to properly push blood through the valves in the veins. Varicose veins should be seen as a warning sign for those with heart problems, diabetes or other conditions that can cause circulatory issues. In fact, while varicose veins alone rarely cause circulation problems, varicose veins can make existing problems worse.
Regardless of whether a person’s varicose veins are causing pain, are a health concern or simply unsightly, there are a number of treatment options available.