As far as the medical field is concerned, it can be completely normal to feel completely lost in an ocean of terminology which really means nothing for anyone who is not a doctor. It can be particularly difficult for the senses to hear a somewhat frightening term like varicose veins and to realize that this is just another way of designating varicose veins.
It is important to note that your doctor may refer to the idea of vein-related problems (i.e. shape, color, general condition). So, if you just look at it as varicose veins, the scope may be a little too narrow. For the most part, however, you are dealing with varicose veins, and although it is not such a scary term, the idea of having it is not at the top of your list of things to deal with in life.
Most of us remember an older relative walking around with striped legs, so we didn’t know if she looked safe, painful, or just plain weird. Even if you asked your parents, they would quickly dismiss it as something to manage as you get older. Now you’re older and the idea of doing the same thing makes you want to crawl under a rock. Instead of hiding from embarrassment, however, it’s best to talk to your doctor and find out what can be done to get rid of it.
Before consulting your doctor, it is important that you know a little about the subject before your next appointment. Here are some things to consider:
Spider veins mean varicose veins – It can be easy for a patient to confuse terms such as vessel (relative to blood vessels) and varicosity (condition of varicose veins).
Can be found all over the body – Although most often in the legs, you can find varicose veins all over the body. Indeed, one of the most surprising conditions that can develop during pregnancy is vulvar varicosis.
Aging leads to more elastic veins – if a blood vessel is compromised, it can lead to other problems such as the development of varicose veins.
Pregnancy is a major factor – A woman’s body undergoes a number of changes during pregnancy, including changes in blood flow. Varicose veins develop in the legs and in the vulva area.
Obesity and sitting or standing factors – In a country where obesity is common, it is not surprising that varicose veins occur more often than before. We are also a country with a fairly sedentary lifestyle which also leads to more cases of varicose veins. Even those who stand for long periods of time can put pressure on the blood vessels in their legs, causing varicose veins.
Varicose veins (varicose veins) are actually not afraid, mainly because they do not pose a great danger to your health. However, each case is different and for some people, their varicose veins are actually more severe and require crucial treatment which can be more invasive than other methods. Talk to your doctor about your position on the treatment spectrum and let them use terms you may know better to calm down.