What are Varicose Veins Varicose Veins are enlarged, twisted and bulgy veins that protrude on the surface of the skin or are seen underneath the skin, they are also called as varicosities. Spider/reticular veins are milder form of the varicose and are seen as blue and red tattoo like lines on the skin. Varicose veins are typically found in the leg region. In the initial stages they cause just cosmetic problems but as the disease progress a myriad of problems can occur. Such as Heaviness and fatigue in the legs which increases as the day progresses. Swollen legs with swelling increasing on prolonged standing and sitting. Regular muscle cramps. Complains of regular itching in the leg with burning sensations. Non healing ulcers (wound) typically on the inner side of the ankle region.
Pregnancy Related:-When you’re pregnant, you produce extra blood which can put added pressure on blood vessels and lead to varicose veins in the legs, pelvic area and on the vulva. Women who have had multiple pregnancies are more prone to Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS), which causes moderate to severe varicose veins to develop in the legs and pelvic area that are much more painful than regular varicose veins. Pregnancy-related varicose veins can be effectively treated using various non surgical methods.