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Can your veins burst?

October 9, 2018 • • Vein Disease

Veins are extremely important. They carry blood from the organs and tissues back to the heart, so it can get more oxygen and move through the arteries back out through the body again. With that in mind, vein health needs to be a priority. That’s especially true if you need varicose vein treatment or you’re at risk of a DVT. There’s also the chance that veins could burst, which could cause serious problems in some cases. Almost everyone has had a vein burst before because that is what causes a bruise. But there are times when a burst vein could mean much more than some discoloration on your skin.

A Burst Vein Isn’t Always Serious

Since veins do sometimes burst, this is considered a relatively common condition. It can happen from trauma, and everyone will experience it at some point in their life when they have a bruise. But what isn’t common is veins that burst with minimal trauma or seemingly on their own. Additionally, there can be blood clots and related issues that cause veins to be thin and weak. These can cause bursting that is not expected and not because of standard trauma. In some cases the level of bleeding from these burst veins can be significant and very serious, so an evaluation by a doctor is important.

Another cause of burst veins is varicose veins, which make the vein bulge and disrupt the flow of blood. This can weaken the vein, and can also look unsightly. In some cases, it is painful, too, with leg aching and tenderness as a result of the bulging and blood flow issues. A venous disease that causes varicose veins should be treated, because it can become more serious over time. Catching a problem with your veins early is one of the best ways to reduce the impact it may have on your health and your life, in order to make sure your legs stay as healthy and strong as possible.

Varicose Vein Treatment Can Reduce Bursting Risk

When you have DVT or varicose veins, getting them treated matters. A blood clot can be more serious in nature than a bulging vein, but any time of vascular problems should be taken seriously. When you have your doctor provide you with varicose vein treatment you’ll not only make your vascular system healthier overall, but you’ll also reduce the risk that your veins could burst. That can mean less bruising and discomfort, and also lower your risk of bleeding too much if a vein should burst. In some rare cases a vein that bursts can cause significant bleeding, even to the point of death. While this isn’t common at all, treating varicose veins is one of the most effective ways to ensure that your vascular system stays healthy for the long term.

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