‘Ignoring varicose veins may lead to ulcers’

‘Ignoring varicose veins may lead to ulcers’

Dr Ravul Jindal, Director, Vascular Surgery, Fortis Hospital

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 21

Ignoring early symptoms of varicose veins can lead to painful ulcers, shared health experts during an awareness event here on Sunday.

Dr Ravul Jindal, director, vascular surgery at Fortis Hospital here said varicose veins are common in patients who are tall and stand continuously for prolonged period.

Varicose veins are common in patients who are tall and stand continuously for prolonged period. If the disease is not evaluated properly and operated upon, chances of reoccurrence of the disease are more. Dr Ravul Jindal, Director, Vascular Surgery, Fortis Hospital

“If a person feels heaviness in the legs or has pain, his/her ankles swell and sees dilated bluish bulge under the skin, redness, dryness and itchiness, then he or she is likely to be suffering from varicose veins,” he said, adding that if the disease is not evaluated properly and operated, chances of reoccurrence of the disease are more.

Varicose veins are swollen and painful veins caused by damaged valves that cause blood to travel in the wrong direction. These enlarged veins are blue or purple in colour and should be treated on a priority basis to avoid further complications such as formation of painful ulcers, he said.

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