Although varicose veins in teens and young adults are uncommon, the underlying cause – malfunctioning valves in the legs – starts surprisingly young. For a majority of people, it’s a very slow progression to developing symptomatic varicose veins or other venous problems such as swollen ankles, discoloured skin, venous eczema or venous leg ulcers.
In some people, however, varicose veins and venous damage seems to occur early. Therefore it is important to know that teens and young adults can have varicose veins – or the associated complications with “hidden varicose veins” – and if symptomatic varicose veins or other signs of venous disease do appear, it should be investigated fully and not ignored.
Learn more about Bunker Vein & Imaging Center’s free screening or call (512) 726-0599.