What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are venous diseases that affect everyone in their life at least once.
It’s really common so if you develop them then do not worry too much!
They are just some broken and damaged veins that got swollen and because of swelling, they became more visible on your skin.
They are usually blue or purple and appear on your face or legs most of the time.
But all these things don’t mean they are serious or dangerous, they won’t harm you, however, if you don’t like their appearance then you can treat them just like many people remove them for cosmetic reasons.
What Causes Spider Veins?
There are many causes of spider veins appearing on your body but one of the most common reasons is too much pressure!
If you apply too much pressure on your legs then you are likely to develop this problem. Doing a job that requires staying in the same position for too long can build up pressure on your veins in the leg.
Standing up for too long or stinging for too long also causes this problem.
Sudden sneeze or vomiting can bring spider veins to your face but they will go away after the pressure is gone.
Spider Veins And Varicose Veins Are Different
Many people think both spider veins and varicose veins are the same problem but it’s not true.
Varicose veins include larger and more dangerous veins compared to spider veins.
Spider veins are rarely painful but varicose veins cause you pain often.
Additionally, if you ignore varicose veins you may face many problems like a blood clot and vein burst.
If one of these things happens then you may lose a lot of blood therefore never forget to treat your varicose veins.
I think I might have spider veins. What should I do now?
If you notice symptoms of spider veins ,a venous condition in their lower extremities, especially if you have numerous risk factors, we recommend that you come in for a consultation. We can use non-invasive ultrasounds and a thorough physical examination to test for chronic venous insufficiency. By getting a full picture of your vein health, we can insure that we are recommending the most appropriate medical treatment. If, during the exam, an underlying venous disease is found, we will first treat the chronic condition and then take steps to address the symptoms.
On the other hand, if there is no evidence of an underlying venous disease then your superficial veins can be properly managed right here at the Advanced Vein Center.
This past summer I noticed an increase in the number of those ugly blue veins on my legs. I booked an evaluation online for the Advanced Vein Center for after our beach vacation. When I went in, they ran some painless tests and as it turns out my veins are healthy. They suggested some treatments and provided me with a lot of information to make me feel comfortable about my decision. Next summer I won’t have to hide my legs under a wrap while at the beach.
-Laura (age 33)
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