In order to maintain a healthy body, the body must have a healthy circulatory system. Specifically, blood pumps from the heart to the organs and throughout the body via a network of veins. If there is a problem with the body's circulation, then the body let's its owner know.
One of the specific ways in which circulation problems materialize is in the form of a varicose vein. You can immediately distinguish what a varicose vein is, because it literally protrudes from the leg, usually in the calf area, or in the thigh area. Additionally, they can either be green, blue, or purple.
How exactly does a varicose vein come to be? While men can get them, they mostly just appear on women – especially those who have been pregnant multiple times. When a woman becomes pregnant, it only stands to reason that she gains weight. This added weight occurs rapidly, which increases the pressure put on the veins in the legs.
As a result, the blood that flows through those veins ends up constricted. In an effort to push that blood through the veins, the veins start to swell. Sometimes a varicose vein ends up being nothing more than an aggravation. However, if the presence of the vein coincides with stiff and painful legs, then that might mean a clot is forming. So, if a person is experiencing these symptoms, the best thing to do is to seek out the expertise of a dermatologist, who will provide either medicinal injections, or laser therapy.