2. Leg pain is making your life difficult.
Varicose veins will cause your legs to feel heavy, achy, and tired. At first, this discomfort may be mild, but as you live with varicose veins for any length of time, the pain will increase making everyday activities more and more uncomfortable. Do not ignore this discomfort and unnecessarily limit your life. Reach out to a vein specialist early to get help quickly and enjoy your life to the fullest.
3. You have changes in your skin.
Just like smoking damages the lungs, varicose veins cause damage to the skin. Patients may see the darkening of the skin around the ankles or calf. Skin texture may become tighter. Some people can even develop open sores called venous leg ulcers. Left untreated, these skin changes will only worsen and can lead to non-healing ulcers.
If you experience any of the symptoms above or if you would just like a baseline vein screening, scheduling in-person consultation with Dr. Robert Cutchen, Albuquerque’s most trusted vein specialist, is the best place to begin your journey to good vein health.