Do you know what Varicose Veins are?
The veins take deoxygenated blood back to the heart. Unidirectional valves inside veins ensure the flow of blood in the proper direction. If these valves become defective and fail to function properly, blood can flow backward and accumulate in the branches of veins causing them to expand and become varicose veins.
These veins are not confined to a particular area of the body but can occur anywhere like thighs, ankles and feet.
How do they develop?
If these veins suffer from damage of any kind the natural flow of blood will be hampered. There is a tendency for blood to stagnate and flow in a backward direction resulting in swollen, twisted veins. Varicose veins not only negatively affect our circulatory system but results in poor performance by valves, slow blood flow and even formation of blood clots.
Types of Varicose Vein Problems
- Varicose Veins
- Spider Veins
- Varicose Ulcer or Venous Ulcers
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Superficial Vein Thrombosis
Why We Get Varicose Veins?
Standing for long periods
Deep Vein Thrombosis
The Right Detection
An sonogram test may be recommended. This is an ultrasound scan which tests the direction of the blood flowing in our veins. Such a test can help to detect blood clots or any other barrier erected in the veins hampering the smooth flow of blood.