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What Causes Pain & Aching in Varicose Veins?

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What Causes Pain & Aching in Varicose Veins?

The cause of the aching and heaviness is due to the distension or stretching of the veins. This happens internally through the main source causing these varicose veins. When the pressure in these main source of veins exceeds their ability for them to stretch any more, abnormal branches come off the main source, almost like rogue cars driving off road and pop out close to the skin. The relieving of the pressure through these branches can sometimes alleviate the symptoms of heaviness and aching.

 

Also in some patients, their bodies are more sensitive to these changes in the stretching of the veins than others. They tend to feel it more. Again as varicose veins are a chronic condition, the symptoms are gradual and many busy people do not think of the dull, nagging ache that accompanies it. They put up with it and it can become normal to them.

 

In conclusion, the worse veins look externally and cosmetically, does not always correlate to more symptoms. At some point, despite the alleviation in pressure, when left long enough the symptoms will restart and will become very uncomfortable.

 

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