Venous disorders already exist before we even notice the complaints.
Venous disorders are insidious because of their slow development. While many people often shrug off first symptoms the actual disorder is often worse than we thought. Therefore, it is important to be aware of possible indications to be able to react at an early stage.
Initial complaints: Initial vein complaints often seem harmless at first glance:
- heavy, tired or itching legs
- swollen ankles
- slight burning sensations
- night cramps
For many, that is no reason to worry or even consult a doctor. However, these complaints should be taken seriously, because they soon can cause more serious complaints.
Serious complaints: If initial symptoms are not given attention at an early stage, the venous walls can start to weaken steadily. As a result, the veins can start to widen preventing the venous valves from closing properly. Possible consequences can be:
- varicose veins
- spider veins
- open wounds