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Are Your Varicose Veins at Risk of Rupturing?

When we suffer from varicose veins, it’s hard to ignore them. This is especially true when they’re big and bulging and rather noticeable. And when our varicose veins begin to hurt or bother us, this is even more cause for concern. 

If you’re becoming increasingly concerned that your varicose veins are at risk, varicose vein treatment can help to not only give you peace of mind but also reduce your risk of rupture. Here are some important things to know concerning the possibility of ruptured varicose veins.

What Causes Varicose Veins to Rupture?

Varicose veins are caused by poor circulation, and some individuals may be at higher risk. Those who spend a lot of time sitting or standing are more likely to develop varicose veins. If these veins go untreated, they can become thin and weak, and the smallest trauma can cause them to burst.

The last thing you want is to let one of your veins rupture. When this happens, they can bleed internally or externally. An internal rupture means the skin was not broken, and the bleeding happens internally. This can cause dizziness and fainting. An external rupture means the skin was broken and you could experience significant bleeding. 

If this were to occur, apply pressure and cover with gauze and be sure that your legs are elevated above your heart. It would also be in your best interest to wrap an elastic bandage around the vein on your way to the hospital and to leave it on until a medical examiner assesses your situation.

Please note: A ruptured varicose vein is a life-threatening complication that requires immediate medical attention. When a varicose vein ruptures, it can result in heavy bleeding, which can be potentially deadly if not treated as soon as possible. If you have a ruptured vein, seek medical assistance immediately.

Certain health factors can increase your likeliness of varicose vein ruptures, such as age, weight, and a number of other health conditions, which can result in poor blood flow. Here are some signs that your varicose veins may be at risk of rupturing:

  • Your veins are engorged
  • Your varicose veins have been left untreated 
  • Your veins are causing you significant pain
  • You have heavy bruising around one of your veins

Why You Should Opt for Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are not something that you should choose to ignore. It’s important that you treat them because, with time, they will only worsen, and your veins will become steadily weakened. Don’t put yourself at risk of varicose vein rupture. Play it safe and get vein treatment for your varicose veins, so you don’t put your health in jeopardy.

All of our vein treatments are performed in a comfortable and relaxed professional setting, right here in our office. There is no downtime with our vein treatments, and most people return to their normal activities within 24-48 hours. Contact us today to learn more about our varicose vein treatments or to schedule a consultation with our vein specialist. 

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