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What is varicose veins . chronic venous insufficiency . stasis dermatitis?

Varicose veins are bulging, twisting veins that are often blue or dark purple in color. They occur when the valves in the vein become defective which cause the blood to move in the wrong direction or pool.

Symptoms of varicose veins . chronic venous insufficiency . stasis dermatitis

  • Swelling or water retention on one side of the body

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Swollen legs / fluid retention in the legs

  • Skin hardening

  • Dark spots on skin

  • Prolonged periods of standing or sitting at a desk

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for varicose veins . chronic venous insufficiency . stasis dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose varicose veins . chronic venous insufficiency . stasis dermatitis

  • Do you have swelling on one side of your body?

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

  • Do you have swollen legs?

  • Do you have hardening of the skin?

  • Do you have skin darkening?

Treatment for varicose veins . chronic venous insufficiency . stasis dermatitis

The most common treatment option for varicose veins is sclerotherapy, a procedure in which medicine is injected into the veins making them shrink. Some other treatments include laser, vein stripping, endoscopic vein surgery etc.

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