Have you been experiencing itchy legs all day and have trouble focusing on your work? You might probably be suffering from itchy varicose veins if you have been experiencing:
Symptoms of vein disease are experienced differently by people. While some might experience many symptoms, some may not feel anything. If you feel burn or itchiness in your veins, then here’s what might be causing it.
Deoxygenated blood from your limbs is carried out back to your heart by your veins. The valves present in the vein will help to flow the blood in one direction and stop any backward flow. If these valves weaken, your veins will be under pressure to send the deoxygenated blood to your heart. Once the valves fail, blood will flow backward and start pooling developing chronic venous insufficiency.
You will start experiencing an increase in blood pressure when the blood starts pooling in your lower legs. This increased pressure can damage your capillaries and leak proteins into your tissues. Once this occurs, proteins, fluids, and blood cells would build-up leading to peripheral edema – excessive swelling in legs.
Stasis Dermatitis occurs due to poor blood circulation leading to inflammation in the lower legs. Poor blood flow is mainly caused due to blood clots and vein disease, and this condition can aid in developing Stasis Dermatitis. While some people may experience pain and swelling, some may face skin problems such as itchiness, hyperpigmentation, scaling and in worse cases, ulceration. Treatment for Stasis Dermatitis is carried out by focusing on the underlying problems of the veins before the condition gets worse.
Common Signs of Stasis Dermatitis
If left untreated, this condition may progress to the following signs:
Stasis Dermatitis can turn into severe conditions if left untreated. Your lower leg skin can become extremely itchy and hard and prolonged conditions can make your legs highly prone to infections. In some instances, Stasis Dermatitis can shrink your calves as well.
If you’re suffering from vein disease, get yourself treated for the underlying issues without any delay. With various treatment options available, surgery is not the only way out. Don’t let your vein health deteriorate and affect your life, get a vein screening instead.
Comprehensive Vein Care has been successfully helping patients suffering from vein disease to get back to a healthy life. We provide high-quality and minimally invasive treatments for varicose and spider veins. Get in touch with us or Book an appointment to discuss the best suitable treatment options for you.