Varicose veins are a common disease

Here you will find answers to your questions on varicose veins

Frequently asked questions

Are varicose veins a purely cosmetic problem?

Many people still think that varicose veins are a purely cosmetic problem, especially if they do not hurt. Spider veins usually do not have to be treated, they are just unsightly. Large varicose veins may, however, give rise to complications and should be investigated by a doctor. Left untreated, the disease progresses, with discolouration and chronic inflammation of the skin. In the worst cases, thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, and venous leg ulcers occur. Whoever has put off seeing a doctor until complications arise has waited too long. The earlier venous disease is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat and the lower the risk of serious complications.

To be on the safe side, go to see your general practitioner or a vein specialist/phlebologist if you suspect you have varicose veins.