Why varicose veins itch
Varicose veins are painful, engorged, swollen, crampy, and itchy. Yes, you read that right, itchy is not a typo, but another common symptom from varicose veins. Although most experience pain from varicose veins, many can also develop itchiness from their varicose veins.
Why do varicose veins become itchy?
Itchiness does seem to be a strange symptom for a medical problem that usually causes pain, but as this blog post details the way that the veins and body system work together, it is easier to understand why itching is a symptom of varicose veins.
How to treat the "itch" symptom
Even though itching is an unpleasant symptom that is usually more a nuisance, there are some ways to treat the itchiness.
How to treat the varicose veins with conservative options.
Despite there being treatment options for the itching that varicose veins cause, keep in mind that treating varicose veins is the best way to reduce symptoms.
- wear compression stockings
- elevate your legs
- lose weight
- perform low impact exercises daily
These things will help reduce the overall symptoms of varicose veins.
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