The impact of untreated vein disease such as varicose veins can be more than just the cosmetic impact of redness and swelling. Varicose veins and other vein diseases are a common affliction, with more than half of population who are 50 or older impacted at some point in their lives. When these conditions are left untreated, several different kinds of health problems can arise and be more difficult to treat in time. Here are the complications to expect when vein disease is left untreated and how they can impact you.
Blood Clots Can Be Caused by Vein Disease
Blood clots can be a serious condition for any individual who develops them. However, individuals who leave vein disease untreated will be at an even greater risk to develop blood clots. Inflammation can leave your blood valves damaged, resulting in the loss of controlled blood flow. Blood can then begin to accumulate along the vein walls, creating the blood clot; if this blood clot breaks off the vein, it can create life-threatening conditions. Many patients have died when waiting too long to treat this easily treatable condition. Make sure you do not extend this possible complication by waiting too long look for treatment.
Vein disease such as varicose veins can create inflammation in the veins, resulting in them being pressed up against the skin. This will leave individuals more susceptible to cuts and bleeding more intensely from relatively minor injuries. Increased bleeding will remain a potential side effect of leaving vein disease untreated until the swelling has subsided.
Leaving vein disease untreated can also result in venous ulcers developing. These are caused by the poor circulation in the veins and can lead to significant pain, discoloration around the affected area, and inflammation. These venous ulcers can break at the skin and also cause unpleasant odors and generation of pus that will lead to discomfort.
A Treatable Condition
Vein disease, including varicose veins, is a very treatable condition that can be diagnosed at the first signs of development. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long for this preventable condition to develop and create these listed complications that can be uncomfortable to life threatening. Contact Dr. Wright and his team of highly trained professionals at the Laser Vein Center to schedule a consultation and find out how you can prevent any of these complications from developing if diagnosed with vein disease.