The symptoms of varicose veins may be inconspicuous during the early phase of the disease. Some people may suffer from venous insufficiency or circulation problems without showing symptoms that can be seen, such as swollen veins or those little blue or red veins on the thighs or calves.
Know and pay attention to the following signs, and start your treatment on time.
1. Itchy legs and ankles:
Changes in the blood vessels due to poor circulation cause dry skin and itching in the lower legs.
2. Leg pain:
Sitting or standing for long periods can affect your veins and circulation, causing pain and fatigue in your legs.
These are usually frequent when the blood does not circulate properly, and they generally occur at the end of the day.
4. Change in skin color:
Watch for changes in your skin. Sometimes the skin may darken or show white spots in the area where there are affected veins.
5. Swelling of the ankles:
If at the end of the day you notice that your ankles are swollen and it is difficult to wear shoes, this may be due to fluid retention because your veins are not working correctly.
Numbness in the feet or calves is due to decreased blood flow. If this is frequent, you need to evaluate how well your veins are working.
If you have any of these signs, schedule an appointment with a doctor specializing in varicose veins, and find out if you may have problems with venous insufficiency.
The content of this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.
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