What happens if Varicose Veins/Varicosities left Untreated?


Varicose veins/Varicosities are twisted, enlarged veins often found in the lower legs. These veins are dark purple or bluish in color and are not always painful. But what happens if these veins are left untreated?

Leaving varicose veins untreated can lead to a slew of medical problems. Generally, a patient suffering from varicose veins found symptoms such as itchiness, fatigue, pain and uncomfortable legs along with the swelling in the skin.

Mostly, these problems only get worse if the person doesn’t consult varicose veins specialists. Some of these problems are:

1. Swelling in the legs:

As pressure increases in the veins, fluid from the blood can pool into the nearby tissues which can turn into swelling. The swelling can gradually increase by which probably your shoes will not fit easily. The symptoms can be improve by using compression stockings.

2. Skin Ulcers:

The swelling can also result in skin problems such as skin ulcers. In this, the skin lost its ability to heal quickly from the small injuries. This is because the swollen tissue limits the flow of the nutrients and oxygen to the involved tissue. These tissues used to act as aids in the case of any injury earlier. Along with this, if the tension on the tissues persists constantly then it can prevent healing as well i.e. develop non-healing ulcers.

3. Skin infection:

When the tissues are affected due to swelling, it also affects the body’s resistance to certain infections. The bacteria which is present on the body’s skin can get into the body, which can result in an infection called cellulitis.

4. Bleeding:

Since the varicose vein has more than a normal amount of the blood, so in the case this vein gets hurt or cut, it can result in a significant amount of the bleeding.

5. DVT:

Deep Vein Thrombosis, is a medical condition that requires immediate medical treatment. In this, the legs can be swollen, warm, red and also painful. Blood clots get develop in the deeper clots in deep vein thrombosis.


Dr. Rajendra Bansal at flowcare, is a specialist in treating the varicose veins/Varicosities. If you are looking for the best treatment of Varicose veins in Jaipur, then you can consult them for the most advanced Varicose Veins Treatment.

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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

How to prevent Varicose Veins in Pregnancy?

While pregnancy, the blood volume in the body of mother increases, but the rate by which the blood flows from legs to the pelvis got decrease. Due to this, the pressure on the veins increases, which in turn can result in the Varicose Veins. Varicose veins are basically enlarged veins. These veins are more commonly found in legs. During pregnancy, the chances of varicose veins got increased, and can also appear in the vaginal area and buttocks.

There is another kind of varicose veins known as hemorrhoids. Generally, it is found in the anus or rectum while pregnancy, normally because of constipation.

There are certainly other factors that can also contribute such as hormonal changes. Hormonal changes increase the progestin levels which can either dilate or open the veins. In addition, uterus increases the pressure on the inferior vena cava. It is a vein which carries blood from legs and feet to the heart. The common symptoms are itching and uncomfortableness.

How to treat varicose veins in pregnancy using natural methods?

As you can’t prevent the changes that happen during the pregnancy period, there are several ways by which you can minimize or even prevent varicose veins.

The most affected methods are:

  1. Don’t stand or sit cross-legged for longer durations. Always take breaks from the current position and change it for a few minutes.
  2. Don’t wear high heels. Lower heels or flat shoes are much better as this helps in healthy circulation of blood in the calf muscles.
  3. Do exercise regularly, however, consult a doctor about this first.
  4. Elevate your legs after a certain period. This will improve the circulation of blood.
  5. Sleep on the left side. This will helps in relieving pressure on the inferior vena cava.
  6. Consume less salt.
  7. For preventing constipation, drink more water and fiber-rich fruits


What to do if these methods don’t work?

In the case, your varicose veins don’t minimize, you should immediately consult to a varicose veins specialist. Now, the RFA treatment for varicose veins is the most preferable option as it is a minimally invasive procedure to treat varicose veins.

If you are looking for a varicose veins specialist, then you should consult Dr. Rajendra Bansal at Flowcare Intervention and Pain Clinic. He has a very good success rate of treating varicose veins, and expertise in the RFA treatment.


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