At The Vein Clinic, we have patients that come into our office every day concerned about their spider or varicose veins. While these two ailments aren’t the same thing, they do share a range of similarities in the realm of causation and rehabilitation. Here are the ten facts that you should know about spider and varicose veins:
- Gender Matters
Women are more likely to get varicose or spider veins than men. Some studies even suggest that women are at least two times more likely than men to be affected by these vascular issues.
- They’re Normal
While they are more likely to affect women over men, about half of all people who are 50 or older in the United States will be afflicted by varicose veins. Even more individuals have spider veins.
- Linked to Your Habits
Many of your daily habits can impact the likelihood of having vein-related issues. Factors like smoking, how often you sit on a given day, or the frequency with which you exercise can significantly influence whether or not you will be affected by these issues.
- Body Weight Can Have an Impact
The impact your body weight may have on the probability of having varicose or spider veins comes down to whether or not you’re overweight. People that are considered obese are more at risk for developing these issues than people who are of average weight. The added pressure on a person’s legs (the most common place for these problems) can expedite the formation of spider and varicose veins.
- They’re Not Just Visual
While many people choose to have a treatment done for their venous ailments because of their cosmetic insecurities, these issues aren’t purely visual. Many people may experience tightness, heaviness, and even pain caused by their spider or varicose veins.
- Blood Clots Can Form
If left unattended, the physical issues that people experience with their spider or varicose veins can become much more severe, developing into major blood clots.
Vein problems are, generally, just part of aging. Most people who have these problems later in life will begin seeing signs in their early to mid-40s.
- They Can Change Your Skin
When people don’t take active steps to mitigate the serious issues associated with varicose and spider veins, their skin could go through some unsettling changes. Sores can form around varicose veins, as well as problems like having swollen legs and hardening skin.
- Not Only On Your Legs
While the legs are the most common place to see spider or varicose veins, they are the only spot people will deal with these issues. The face is also a common area to see veins come to the surface.
- Your Insurance May Cover Treatments
At The Vein Clinic, we provide a wide variety of treatments to manage these affections. From our VenaSeal™ treatment to sclerotherapy to microphlebectomies, The Vein Clinic has the right procedure to treat your varicose or spider veins.
Interested in getting treatment? Contact us today by calling 844-316-8771.