If you have varicose veins, you’ve probably experienced some level of discomfort. While some varicose veins have no symptoms, more severe cases can be pretty painful!
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins often appear on the legs. Standing and walking increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.
Veins have valves that help direct blood flow up towards the heart. If these valves are weak or damaged, blood can flow backward and pool in the vein. This makes the veins stretch or twist, causing bumps and bulges associated with varicose veins.
This can make your varicose veins hurt.
Reasons Your Varicose Veins Hurt
Warm Weather: Warm weather tends to dilate the veins, which puts more pressure on already strained varicose veins. This is why people with varicose veins experience more discomfort in summer.
Time of Day: As the day progresses and more blood pools around your ankles it can cause swelling and pain. People who suffer from varicose veins say that their legs feel more painful at night.
Being Dehydrated: Proper hydration promotes blood circulation. Those with varicose veins should drink plenty of water to keep the blood flowing and reduce discomfort.
Being Sedentary: Prolonged periods of sitting can aggravate your veins. The blood can’t circulate properly which can result in discomfort. So get moving!
Say Goodbye to Varicose Vein Pain
If you have continued pain and discomfort, seek professional medical attention. Medical treatment from a certified vein specialist is your best bet for relief. Venous insufficiency is a progressive medical condition that will not go away without treatment and can cause other serious medical problems down the road.
At Delaware Advanced Vein Center, our medical staff has years of experience helping people with their spider and varicose veins. We would love to welcome you to our family of satisfied patients.