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Causes of Spider & Varicose Veins

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Professions involving standing and walking such as nurses, teachers, and athletes
  • Being overweight
  • Old Age
  • Hormones
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Clotting Disorder
  • Injuries, traumas
  • Chemotherapy

Symptoms of Spider & Varicose Veins

  • Itching
  • Pain, Throbbing
  • Skin ulcers on legs and feet
  • Burning in legs
  • Legs feel heavy
  • Leg tiredness
  • Dark spots on legs and feet
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Redness
  • Bulging Veins
  • Swollen veins
  • Eczema
  • Rashes
  • Veins are tender to the touch

Spider Vein Prevention

  • Compression stockings
  • Don’t cross your legs. This can cause injuries thus forming spider veins
  • Exercising will increase circulation and keep the blood moving
  • Don’t wear heels. Wear comfortable shoes
  • Avoid sitting or standing for prolonged periods. Get up, stretch out, and move around periodically
  • Elevate your feet in the morning and at night and do stretches to help the blood flow
  • Avoid Tight Clothing
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Eat healthily
  • Don’t smoke

Facts about Varicose Veins & Spider Veins
Spider veins could just be cosmetic

  • Or they could be results from an underlying health concern
  • Women are more prone to getting them than men
  • Most commonly found on the nose, cheeks, and chin
  • Also upper thighs, behind the knees, and ankles

Varicose veins can be painful

  • 50% of women have some type of vein issue
  • 40% of men have some type of vein issue
  • Approximately 40 million people in the United States have Varicose veins

 

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Avoid flying for a couple days after a surgery or wear compression garments if you have them. Avoid sun exposure between treatments and remember to Rest Ice Compression Elevation or R.I.C.E. for short.

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