Healthy Legs for a Healthy Hustle
Varicose veins can be triggered by your busy lifestyle
Learn how you can identify the early signs of varicose veins today.
Despite its debilitating effects, at least one in three women in Singapore and Malaysia do not regard varicose veins as a cause for concern
Did You Know?
(Source: Strategic Market Assessment: Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Dymedex Consulting, LLC. November 2014.)
Here's What We Found
Varicose veins are one of the most common vascular diseases. However, in its early stages, varicose veins can be asymptomatic with just visible dilated vein over the thigh or calf. This happens when blood flows back towards the feet instead of returning to the heart because of faulty vein valves, commonly manifesting as varicose veins.
However, this condition is largely undiagnosed and untreated. In its early stages, the symptoms appear as spider veins: small, reddish purplish veins caused by the same underlying condition – chronic venous insufficiency. It is often misconstrued as an aesthetic issue or a normal element of ageing.
Left untreated, varicose veins can cause swelling of the leg, discolouration of the skin, eczema and ulcers can develop.
Individuals at risk of varicose veins are unfamiliar with the condition and its progressive nature that will negatively impact their quality of life. The condition tends to affect the elderly, pregnant women, obese individuals, and those who stand for long periods of time.
Treating Varicose Veins
With early intervention, patients can experience faster healing and reduced risk of varicose veins recurring. Early diagnosis and treatment can help patients maintain their quality of life without impacting their daily routine and commitments to career and family. Treatment options include: