What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose Veins are swollen and enlarged veins that are a blue or dark purple. They may be lumpy or bulging or sometimes even twisted in appearance. They usually occur in the legs but can occur anywhere. They can cause aching, heavy legs, swollen feet, ankles and muscle cramps.
What causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose Veins are caused when the small valves inside the veins stop working properly and allow blood to flow backwards, leading to swollen and enlarged Varicose Veins. Where as healthy veins flow blood smoothly to the heart. The pressure inside these veins increases which can damage the skin. Certain things can cause increase in the chances of developing Varicose Veins some of which are pregnancy, being overweight and getting old.
Varicose Veins are a common condition which effects up to 3 in 10 adults. Women tend to be more affected than men. Although usually occuring in the legs and feet, any vein in the body can turn Varicose. The reason why most veins turn Varicose in the leg area is because standing and walking puts extra pressure on the veins in the lower body.
Most Varicose Veins are harmless and do not pose any serious health problems. They may have an noticeable appearance but should not affect circulation or cause long term health problems. Most Varicose Veins do not require any treatment but if your Varicose Veins are causing you pain, discomfort or start to cause other complications you should have a chat with your GP. If they're not causing you any harm but you're a little self concious about the look of them, Veil Cover Cream is a great solution as it can improve the look of your Varicose Vein dramatically.
How Veil can help?
Veil Cover Cream is a high coverage cream which is brilliant for covering discoloured skin, therefore it would cover the blue and purple toned skin that come along with Varicose Veins very well. Not only can Veil Cover Cream help with the physical appearance, but if you're self concious about your Varicose Veins, it could help with the physological effects and help to boost your confidence.