Varicose veins are a type of vein disease. It occurs when the veins, which carry blood from the extremities back to the heart, fail. The pressure is too strong for the valves that guide the flow of blood through the vein up to the heart. When the valves fail, the blood cannot continue its journey and expands, changing its shape and size. This causes the blood to remain stagnate in the extremities and could potentially cause leg ulcers, neuropathy, and poor healing in the extremities, especially after hip or knee surgery. In severe cases, varicose veins can cause heart problems, develop into deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or blot clots, known as pulmonary embolisms (PE), which can be fatal. In a few words it can cause you death if you do not treat them correctly.
For every serious medical condition, there are a number of seemingly magical over the counter treatments available. These quick fixes often seem too good to be true, and unfortunately, they usually are. Vein disease is no exception.
Treating Varicose Veins the Right Way. No More Vein Stripping.
Telangiectasias, more commonly referred to as Spider Veins, are small blue and purple veins that appear near the surface of one's skin. They generally appear on the face around the nose, and on the legs near or around the knee, upper thigh and ankles. Common causes of spider veins are family history, trauma due to sport related injuries, pregnancy and the release of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, and prolonged periods of standing.