Written by Debra Wyatt (last updated July 20, 2022)
Usually varicose veins are found in the legs and ankles. They are veins that are enlarged and twisted and can usually be found located near the surface of the skin. Most of the time they aren't serious, but they can lead to other problems.
Varicose veins appear to be dark blue, twisted and swollen under the skin. There are some people who don't have any symptoms. For those who have symptoms they can vary from mild to serious. Some of the mild symptoms are:
These are the symptoms of a more serious case of varicose veins:
Usually varicose veins aren't serious and can be treated at home to help relieve some of the symptoms and from keeping them from getting worse. You can:
If the home treatments don't help there are other options. These are usually used for the more serious varicose veins. These treatments include:
One thing that you will want to remember is that all the different types of treatments can leave scars and discoloration on the skin.
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