Varicose veins can affect everyone. Although, if you’re a woman, you may be more prone to them. You may not be immediately sure that what you’re seeing are varicose veins. However, there are ways to know if a varicose vein is forming by paying close attention to these symptoms:
1. Veins With Darker Colors
One of the easiest ways to identify varicose veins is by their color. They have a darker blue and purple color, and you can differentiate it from other healthy veins. You can do a daily checkup to see if any veins are changing their color to make sure it doesn’t turn into something worse.
2. Veins That Look Like Bumps
Varicose veins differ from the rest of your veins because they get swollen and become bumps. These don’t show up from one day to the next, so it’s essential to be on the lookout for any bumps in your veins.
3. Heavy Feeling In Your Legs
When you start to feel your legs “heavier.” This feeling is caused because the blood that goes through your legs doesn’t flow as it normally does due to the weakness of your veins. This can also cause discomfort because you won’t be able to do your daily activities without getting tired quickly.
4. Muscle Cramping or Swelling
Muscle cramping or swelling are common symptoms you can experience. It also has to do with your veins failing on letting blood flow, the blood becomes trapped, and the vein can start to swell.
Find A Solution With Us
If you are currently experiencing more than one symptom, you must contact a varicose vein specialist like Dr. Rosen of Rosen Vein Care in Northbrook and Chicago.
Rosen Vein Care offers the latest, minimally-invasive treatments for varicose veins.
Varicose veins can become uncomfortable and can make your daily routine feel different and harder. If you feel more tired, especially around your legs, give us a call to determine what may be wrong and we will speak with you and help you understand the best treatment options available for you.
Get in touch with our board-certified vein specialist, David Ian Rosen, MD. We will suggest the right treatment for your varicose veins and give you fast results.