Severe medical conditions that evolve from varicose veins

Severe medical conditions that evolve from varicose veins


In most cases, varicose veins have the capability of causing considerable annoyance but are capable of treatment and will not prove too serious in the long term.

The symptoms of varicose veins which will result in the most discomfort include legs that seem heavy and ache; legs that have a burning sensation or are throbbing; muscle cramping, swelling and itching. Sufferers also notice discoloration of the skin and experience pain after remaining still, whether sitting or standing, for a considerable period.


Because varicose veins affect the blood vessels in your body, leaving any problems untreated is putting your health at severe risk. For example, you may find bleeding due to the bursting of veins close to the surface. You should act immediately to stop the bleeding and then seek medical assistance.

Blood clots

One feature of varicose veins is the inability of blood to flow to the heart, and it tends to pool in the leg and stagnate. These blood clots can be superficial (Thrombophlebitis) or the more serious outcome of DVT – deep vein thrombosis. The danger here is of clots traveling to the lungs, causing life-threatening concerns such as a pulmonary embolism.


The medical condition known as LDS (Lipodermatosclerosis) often follows varicose veins. Sufferers will endure pain and find their skin hardening and changing color with swelling and narrowing their legs above their ankles. A chronic venous leg ulcer resistant to healing can result if no treatment is applied. This is a major blow to individual health and well-being – limiting the ability to walk or run

Leg ulcers

More than two-thirds of people who suffer from leg ulcers suffer from vein problems – a complicated version of chronic venous insufficiency. Their symptoms will include swelling, skin rashes and discolored skin. These ulcers make life very hard as sufferers cope with daily dressing changes, drainage, and unpleasant smells.

There is a unifying factor in all these different (and unpleasant) conditions. Putting off varicose veins and even more of any complications makes no sense at all. VVT Medical has perfected advanced treatments for varicose veins and has amassed enormous experience in this field. Contact us below for more information.

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