Call 512-832-7575 Thursday to ask questions about varicose veins. Experts from Bunker Vein and Imaging Center are here between 5-5:30 p.m. to answer your questions.
- Many athletes say their legs feel great when training, but about 30-45 minutes after a training session, the leg with varicose veins (bulging veins) aches, throbs, or feels more tired than the normal leg.
- When athletes elevate their legs, the symptoms can subside, providing relief.
- During exercise, muscles require more oxygen, so more blood travels down the leg through the arteries.
- The extra blood needs eventually needs to return upward, back to the heart. If the veins are not working properly, some of the blood remains in the lower leg. This leads to aching, throbbing, heaviness and tiredness.
- Standing all day can cause a number of health problems, including the development of varicose veins.
- Numbness in the toes and lower calves is one of those most common symptoms of varicose veins.
- Standing for long periods can cause blood to pool in the leg veins, increasing the pressure within the veins.
- In persons who are prone to varicose veins, the veins can stretch as a result of increased pressure, which may weaken the walls of the veins and damage the valves.
- According to a 2005 study, standing for 75% of the workday was shown to increase the risk of hospitalization for varicose veins.
- Although varicose veins in teens and young adults are uncommon, the underlying cause – malfunctioning valves in the legs – starts surprisingly young.
- For a majority of people, it’s a very slow progression to developing symptomatic varicose veins or other venous problems such as swollen ankles, discoloured skin, venous eczema or venous leg ulcers.
- In some people, however, varicose veins and venous damage seems to occur early.
- Therefore it is important to know that teens and young adults can have varicose veins – or the associated complications with “hidden varicose veins” – and if symptomatic varicose veins or other signs of venous disease do appear, it should be investigated fully and not ignored.
Bunker Vein and Imaging Center
2712 Bee Caves Road, Suite 122
Austin, TX 78746
Tel: (512) 726-0599
Round Rock Location
301 Hesters Crossing
Round Rock, TX 78681