How can you know whether your bulging, twisted veins should make you worry? While most varicose veins cause no serious problems, they could signal a deeper circulation problem. Fortunately, a vein specialist can diagnose and effectively treat these issues.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins usually look like bulging or twisted ropes under the skin. They can be bluish, purplish, or reddish and may feel raised or bumpy. Clusters of tiny, discolored veins that form on the legs, face, or elsewhere are called spider veins. Varicose veins develop when one-way valves that direct blood back to the heart begin to fail. Blood can pool in the veins, causing them to bulge and stretch. This problem may affect veins close to the surface, but it can also affect the deep veins responsible for maintaining healthy circulation in your legs.