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What will happen if my varicose veins are left untreated?

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What will happen if varicose veins are left untreated? Varicose veins if left untreated, they can lead to some really substantial problems and the reasons is the ideology of varicose veins is caused by increased venous pressure in the lower venous system. The increase of pressure can lead to leakage of fluid, protein products and blood products out of the subcutaneous tissue and over time, the reaction of your body to the leakage of that tissue is one of fibrosis, repeated fibrosis, inflammation, and scarring can occur and can lead to ulcer formation. For this rate, it is important that varicose veins be treated before the development of severe skin damage.

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