Among the long list of symptoms associated with varicose veins, there is itchiness. Some patients experience itchiness and wonder why it happens? If the veins are below the skin, why do I find myself itching them so often? While there are other patients, who experience itchiness as a symptom, but believe that it is unrelated to their varicose veins. This however is not the case. Continue reading to understand more – and find relief from this bothersome symptom.
In order to understand why varicose veins are associated with itchiness, it is crucial to understand the root cause of varicose veins. Varicose veins are caused when blood pools in the lower extremities due to malfunctioning venous valves. This pooling leads to poor blood circulation, and causes you to experience venous disease. If left untreated, venous disease can give rise to other conditions. One of these conditions is stasis dermatitis, a skin condition that causes the itchiness experienced with venous disease and varicose veins. Stasis dermatitis can also lead to skin discoloration, scaly skin, and in advanced cases the affected areas can crack open, forming sores on the skin’s surface
Symptoms of Stasis Dermatitis:
- Red skin
- Swelling or irritations of the skin
- Heaviness in the legs
- Purple leg ulcers (in more advanced cases)
- Scaly skin (in more advanced cases)
- Open sores on the skin (in more advanced cases)
The best way to treat stasis dermatitis and relieve yourself of the other symptoms of venous disease is through treatment. At Canada Vein Clinics, we perform many state of the art treatments that will finally provide you with relief. As this condition progresses into a more advanced disease, we recommend booking a consultation as soon as symptoms are noticed.
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous state-of-the-art treatments for this condition and help to find the best treatment for you. Book a consultation to find out more information! Give us a call today at 1-888-876-8346, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.