Q: How dangerous are varicose veins?
A: The good news is that varicose veins are generally not a life-threatening or limb-threatening condition. The bad news is that their symptoms will tend to bother you more and more on a daily basis (leg tiredness, heaviness, aching, throbbing, tingling, burning, itching, numbness, swelling, restless legs syndrome, etc.)
Whether you should have your veins treated depends upon several things including how severe your venous disease is, how quickly it is progressing, what sorts of other health conditions you have, etc. This decision is best made during consultation, as all the variables can be evaluated and discussed.