Common Complications of Varicose Veins

Common Complications of Varicose Veins

Most people realize varicose veins are unattractive, but not everyone is aware they can cause serious medical complications if left untreated. Understanding the potential complications can be the first step in seeking a vein consultation. 

Common Varicose Vein Complications

Varicose veins develop when vein valves fail to function correctly. When these valves become damaged, blood flow slows and even starts to reverse flow and begins to pool in the lower legs.  Some of the most common complications include:

  • Ulcerations
  • Leg Cramps and Pain
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

Vein Treatment Can Prevent Complication Occurrence

Early vein treatment is the most important measure you can take to prevent varicose vein complications and improve your overall venous circulation.  For more information regarding vein disorders such as varicose veins and their treatments, call our vein specialist, Dr. Fennessy, at (402) 316-4320 today!

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