Ignoring the condition can ultimately lead to skin problems, eczema and even skin ulcers
Summertime and those ugly veins on your legs are stopping you wearing shorts and skirts. Ignoring them can be more than just a cosmetic problem, as they can ultimately lead to skin problems, eczema and even skin ulcers. But there may be things you may not know about varicose veins.
1) Giraffes don’t get varicose veins, only humans do. Varicose veins are a result of human evolution. The combination of standing on two legs, which creates pressure in our ankle veins, and loose skin, leads to varicose veins. Giraffes have the highest ankle pressure in the animal kingdom (150 mmHg), but their tight skin prevents varicose veins.
2) Severe pain is not a symptom of varicose veins, unless the veins are inflamed. Ache after standing or itch due to skin damage are the common symptoms. Most people have few symptoms, but want treatment for cosmetic reasons. It is always worth treating varicose veins to prevent the development of skin damage including eczema and ulceration.
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