Can Varicose Veins Lead to Complications?

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varicoseWhen left untreated the answer is yes, varicose veins can lead to a multitude of complications. Varicose veins are diseased broken down veins where the blood is no longer able to pump properly though them back up to the heart for cleaning and reprocessing.

When this type of venous deficiency forms blood begins to pool. It will push and add pressure to vein walls causing them to bulge, twist and become visible and misshapen. Along with the unwanted visual effects, varicose veins can cause pain.

You may experience heavy feelings in your legs, achiness, tiredness, itchy skin, fluid build-up leading to swelling and edema, as well as in extreme cases ulcerations that will not heal leaving your legs and immune system prone to systemic infection which can lead to even more serious issues.

Why deal with all of that?

If you notice that you are beginning to experience and notice symptoms of venous insufficiency that is the best time for you to seek out help. Vein specialists in Tampa, Florida are available by reaching out to the professional caring staff at The West Florida Vein Center.

Untreated blood clots can form. These are known as Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. DVT can be life-threatening because though the clot may form in the deep vein of the leg, it can break free and move through your cardiovascular system up to the brain (which could cause a stroke), to the lungs (which could result in a pulmonary embolism) and even to the heart muscle (potentially causing a heart attack.) all of which could result in death or disability.

The best solution is to be seen as early as possible and head off any of these potentially dangerous outcomes.

If you are in the West Florida area we would love to speak with you.

Give our office a call at (727) 712-3233 or visits us online at

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