Purple leg veins are something that many men and women develop as they age. These varicose veins are unsightly and can also be painful. But what can you do about the dreaded 'purple snakes'? Read on to find out how a vascular surgeon could help you.
The causes of varicose veins
Varicose veins are formed when the valves inside the veins are damaged. This prevents efficient blood flow back to the heart and causes a build-up of pressure inside the venous network. The veins in your lower legs are typically affected, becoming lumpy, swollen and clearly visible through your skin. Varicose veins are often preceded by tiny thread veins that gradually become more distended and unsightly over time.
There are several options for the treatment of varicose veins.
Unsightly, itchy or painful purple leg veins needn't mean that you cover your legs for the rest of your life. They are easily treated and can be removed painlessly, leaving your legs pristine once again. If you have varicose leg veins, have a chat with a good vascular surgeon for more information and advice on having them removed.Share
19 December 2016
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