Are varicose veins a sign of poor health?

Are varicose veins a sign of poor health?

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted and bulged out veins. Any vein under the skin can develop a varicose vein but is most commonly found in the veins of our legs. It is because walking and standing straight add more pressure to our in the veins of our legs. Varicose veins are a common problem among people. It is mostly found in women compared to men. In some people, it is mild like a cosmetic problem but in some people, it gets severe resulting in discomfort and pain. It can sometimes result in an extremely severe condition.

For many people, varicose veins are just a cosmetic problem so they just ignore getting treatment or do anything about it. Varicose veins are usually not highly dangerous but in some people, it can be a sign of poor health condition. Varicose veins basically develop because of the failure of one-way valves present in the veins which are responsible for carrying blood upwards to the heart.  Failure of valves results in flowing of blood backwards which causes blood to collect in the veins increasing more pressure. Collection of more blood results in expansion of veins, bulging, discoloration and bulging.

Are varicose veins a sign of poor health?

Varicose veins can develop because of several reasons. Some of the main reasons that can increase pressure on the veins in legs are – pregnancy, overweight or obesity, old age, leg injury, family history, blood clotting, being a female, smoking, hormone replacement, standing for long periods of being motionless. This problem causes the development of varicose veins. However, some of these causes are easily avoidable like overweight and obesity, smoking, being motionless and standing for long periods but some of these are can’t be avoided like pregnancy, being female (doesn’t mean every female ), old age and family history.

Varicose veins don’t indicate poor health but it is a sign of a small problem in your body. It doesn’t cause more problem to people that is why some of them treat it like a cosmetic problem. But in some cases, it can turn serious. With treatment, it can be cured at some level but it can’t be fully cured so having varicose veins is not good for the body. As veins in the leg are responsible for carrying oxygen-poor blood to the heart from toes and oxygen-rich blood is carried by arteries from heart to the toes. So having varicose veins can affect the arterial system of your heart.

The great thing is what is good for the heart is eventually good for the veins. So to save yourself from varicose veins there are some things you can do –

Following tips to get healthy veins:

  • Lose weight:

losing weight will significantly decrease pressure on your veins.

  • Quit smoking:

The toxic chemicals in cigarettes can damage your veins.

  • Keep moving:

Exercising will not only protect you from varicose veins but it is beneficial for your overall health.

  • Wearing compression stockings:

Compression stockings will restrict excess blood from flowing back.

  • Consult an expert:

If you feel pain, itchiness, swelling and heaviness in your legs then you should see an expert.


You will find many varicose veins experts in Jaipur. They will provide you the best varicose veins treatment in Jaipur. Dr Nikhil Bansal is an expert in providing pain-free minimal invasive treatment of varicose veins to the patients. The treatment is highly affordable and takes very less time for the patient to return back to normal life.