Vein disorders may go unnoticed for years. Spider Veins, Varicose Veins, Painful or Aching Legs, Skin Discoloration are all symptoms of Vein Disease and can lead to life threatening complications like blood clots.
Symptoms of Vein Disorders
PAINFUL OR ACHING LEGS
If you feel pain or aches in your legs, you may be suffering from venous reflux, a condition in which blood doesn’t circulate correctly and starts to pool in the veins of your legs. The excess blood causes your legs to swell. This is a progressive condition which will get worse over time if left untreated.
Varicose veins are another potential indicator of venous reflux. Varicose veins appear to be large, blue, and swollen, often appearing on the surface of the leg.
The appearance of spider veins is yet another potential indicator that you are suffering from venous reflux. Spider veins are red, blue, and purple veins which are often as thin as a strand of hair, and appear on the surface of your leg.
Blue ankles occur when your ankle veins do not allow blood to circulate properly back to your heart. Blue ankles are another indicator that you may be suffering from venous reflux.
RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME
If you suffer from restless leg syndrome, you may have the constant need to move your legs. You may also suffer from a pins and needles kind of feeling in your legs or an aching or itching sensation. Vein problems are often the cause of restless leg syndrome.
Swollen ankles are an indicator you are suffering from venous reflux. This condition can often lead to a misdiagnosis.
Leg cramps are also frequently referred to as Charley horses. Leg cramps can occur during both the day and night, and will often cause you a significant amount of pain. In many cases, leg cramps can indicate an issue with your veins.
If you experience a hot/burning sensation in your legs, it may be indicative of vein issues, such as venous reflux.
If you notice that your legs are itchy, red, dry, and flaky, it could be an indication you are suffering from venous reflux.