Dr Moussa Nassif

Varicose veins operations

Varicose veins operations

 

Information that interests you about varicose veins:
Women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men.
Varicose veins affect approximately 30% of women and 10% of men, according to statistics.
Ulcers resulting from varicose veins may affect about 20% of those suffering from varicose veins.
– There are approximately 3.5 million Egyptians with varicose veins.


What are the symptoms of varicose veins?
– The appearance of swollen and clearly swollen veins on the surface of the skin in the legs.
Sensation of heaviness in the feet.
– Pain in the legs.
– Some cramps or throbbing in the legs.
Feeling itchy in the affected leg.
– Change in skin color.

Factors that may lead to varicose veins:
Age. The older the age, the greater the risk of developing varicose veins.
Gender: Women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men.
Frequent standing or sitting.
Carrying heavy things.
Excessive weight gain or obesity: as being overweight puts extra pressure on the veins; which weakens its walls.
Pregnancy: Pregnancy is one of the reasons for increasing the risk rate in females, as pressure from the weight of the fetus is on the veins in the mother’s legs
 
Complications of varicose veins:
Varicose veins can lead to many complications if the proposed treatment plans are neglected. Among the most important risks of varicose veins are:
Chronic ulcers of the skin and hardening of the tissues just under the skin.
– Blood clots are inside the affected veins and the risk doubles when they cause a pulmonary embolism.
– Bleeding due to the bursting of veins close to the skin, especially when a collision or injury.
Varicose veins also cause heaviness and swelling in the legs, which impedes the patient’s motor activity and makes him feel tired quickly.
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