Some people live with varicose veins with virtually no symptoms, but what happens if the veins go left untreated? Leaving varicose veins untreated isn’t simply a cosmetic concern, there can be medical repercussions as well:
Pain will develop or continue/get worse
If you’re living with varicose veins pain-free, this may not always be the case. Leaving varicose veins untreated may result in the development of pain, or the worsening of current pain levels.
Swelling (edema) will get worse
Swelling will occur, or current levels of swelling with worsen when varicose veins go untreated. This can be uncomfortable and painful, impacting your quality of life. Chronic edema also increases your risk for infections.
Blood clots (DVT) may occur
Leaving varicose veins untreated may result in developing Deep Vein Thrombosis, a serious condition in which a blood clot develops in a deep vein. This condition is very serious due to the fact that the blood clots can become loosened and lodged in the lungs.
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