Vein Diseases & Treatments
An estimated 30-60% of adults suffer from vein diseases and the incidence increases with age.
Factors associated with the development of vein diseases include:
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- Hormonal therapy including birth control pills
- Chronic constipation
Probably, there are multiple factors which contribute to vein diseases, heredity being the most important.
Leg pain, soreness, aching, throbbing, muscle fatigue, and swelling, are often symptoms of vein diseases. The affected varicose veins appear like blue ropes under the skin.
At times the affected veins appear like small blue or red lines on the skin. Sometimes these look like spiders within the skin.Over time, if untreated, vein diseases may result in changes of the skin color, ulcers, bleeding, swelling and blood clots.