We all know what varicose veins are (more or less anyway). Given a lineup, we could pick out the legs that were suffering from varicose veins. But that doesn't mean that we completely understand what it's like to have varicose veins. Following are some of the words that can be used to describe varicose veins and give us a better understanding of what they are like:
UGLY. One of the main things that people dislike about their varicose veins is that they make them feel ugly. They don't wear shorts or skirts because the don't want to show off their veins. They feel self-conscious as a direct results of their varicose veins.
UNSIGHTLY. This is another word that is frequently used to describe how distasteful people feel about the look of their varicose veins.
ROPY. This is a word that describes not only the way that the veins appear but also the way that they feel. Who wants to caress a leg that feels ropy?
PAINFUL. Varicose veins can be painful in many different ways which is something important to recognize if you don't have them yourself.
THROBBING. This is the most common kind of pain that people will describe when discussing what it's like to have varicose veins.
UNCOMFORTABLE: This word pretty much sums up what it's like to live with varicose veins. Both the emotional and physical response that you'll have to them are uncomfortable.
People who don't suffer from varicose veins often don't realize that they can cause so much discomfort. If you're lucky enough to fall into this category, make sure that you engage in good varicose vein prevention in order to avoid ever having to describe your legs this way.
Question of the Day: What other words would accurately describe varicose veins?