Leg Varicose veins and superficial vein reflux can cause complications such as phlebitis, bleeding, varicose eczema, leg ulcers and deep vein thrombosis.
Fortunately, the majority of people with varicose veins do not come to serious harm. However, they can ache, itch and cause ankle swelling and these symptoms can be distressing and aggravated by warm weather or after standing for long periods. It is generally acknowledged now that even thread veins cause symptoms in cases where they are caused by reflux. It is easy to dismiss how unsightly varicose veins and thread veins can be and many people can be so embarrassed that their veins that it affects what they can wear, what leisure activities they can peruse and what whether they enjoy a beach holiday.
Even though serious complications are rare, leg vein problems do tend to get worse and a minority will go onto develop problems such as phlebitis, varicose eczema, deep vein thrombosis, bleeding and leg ulcers. Therefore, many vein specialists recommend early treatment. Not only will this reduce the risk of complications, but it will give better results to get your leg looking and feeling better.
If you’re worried about your veins and would like a confidential chat please do get in touch. Our advisors are very happy to offer simple advice by telephone or email for free and without obligation. You can call and book an appointment with Nick or Simon direct without a referral from your GP.
The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she could not give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 01935 873 951