If you suffer from spider veins you might already know how stressful it can be when they start to cover up those toned legs you work so hard for. However, this day in age you have many options to do something about them and keep them away. Understanding what they are and how they happen is the first step to deciding what treatment is right for you. Below we've created a list of things you should know about spider veins and varicose veins.
Your Legs Aren't The Only Place Spider Veins Can Occur
When it comes to Spider veins they are very similar to varicose veins but smaller. In reality both are actually just augmented veins that have increased in size due to the strain caused by an increase in blood pressure in the lower half of your body. This can happen as a result of standing and or walking for extended periods of time. Although most common in your feet and legs, this can actually affect any vein in your entire body. For the most part, both spider and varicose veins tend to be painless, but the sheer aesthetics alone can be more than enough emotional pain to provoke the act of doing something about them. However, this isn't the only probable cause of spider veins, below is a number of other factors that can contribute to the development of these pesky things.
Additional Spider Vein Causes:
- Hormonal shifts
- Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
- Weight fluctuation
Despite the fact that some of these things are unavoidable such as genetics. There are still effective, safe and relatively painless methods available for remedying spider veins.
It's best to consult one of our specialists as to what your best options are, which you can do HERE. Otherwise general advice would be to look into laser therapy for spider veins or sclerotherapy. Outside of those treatments, dermatologists recommend not crossing your legs while sitting and maintaining a healthy amount of exercise throughout the week as the best two things you can do on your own to prevent them from developing in the future.
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