There are a number of symptoms associated with Varicose Veins. These range from complaints of heaviness around the affected area to the sufferer feeling and fatigue. In addition to this, the appearance of the skin becomes unsightly due to discolouration and appearing “knotted”. Here is a list of some of the common symptoms:

  • swelling in the affected area
  • aches and pains at night
  • cramping at night
  • difficulty in walking
  • itching of the skin
  • burning sensation of the skin
  • discolouration of the skin
  • unsightly knots of the veins
  • sores in the affected area
  • restless leg syndrome – it is believed that as many as 80% of patients with restless leg syndrome could be taking medication needlessly. What they need to do is address the Varicose Veins problem.
  • Regular fatigue

In more serious cases, complications due to Varicose Veins can lead to further problems such as:

  • Eczema (skin tissue is inflamed)
  • Clotting of the blood at a deeper veins level
  • Ulcers on the skin
  • Bleeding of the skin
  • Pulmonary embolisms

There are times when the sufferer does not fully realise the symptoms of Varicose Veins. In a lot of cases many men deny the symptoms of fatigue of heaviness and assume that the symptoms are only cosmetic. A lot of people even put the symptoms of fatigue down to ageing. It is only when the problem has been treated that many people realise that they had the symptoms of fatigue without knowing.