It is very surprising how common spider veins are. Lots of people get spider veins as they age, but people can get spider veins at any age. More than forty percent of women have some form of spider veins, but people often hide them because they do not like the way they look. Spider veins are the smaller version of varicose veins, which are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn. They are easily visible through the skin and typically most visible on the legs and face. There are tons of factors that could cause a person to develop spider veins, including heredity, occupations that involve a lot of standing like hair stylists and teachers, obesity, hormonal influences of pregnancy, puberty, and menopause, the use of birth control pills, and more. A history of blood clots and conditions that cause increased pressure in the abdomen are also proven causes of varicose veins and spider veins.
There are tons of dangerous factors of spider veins, such as how common they are. Varicose veins affect half of people fifty years and older! They are hereditary, so it is not uncommon for families to develop varicose or spider veins. They are also related to body weight, so if you are overweight, then you are more likely to develop them. They are gender and age related, affecting women most and an increasing number of people as they age. Most people believe that spider veins are just a cosmetic problem, but this is very untrue. It is accurate that spider veins are very unattractive, but they can have many dangerous affects beyond that. They can impact how you enjoy life and can potentially lead to serious health problems. They can cause lots of discomfort in the legs, such as heaviness, tightness, pain with walking and cramps. In some very rare cases, spider veins can even develop blood clots that need immediate medical attention.
Thankfully, Veins Matter has the knowledge and tools needed to treat spider and varicose veins. Treatments have greatly improved over the years, and invasive treatments like "vein stripping" are no longer necessary. You can attend a screening where Dr. Jensen will analyze all your options and recommend the treatment that is right for you. We offer a variety of state-of-the-art treatments and can find whatever you need to help prevent your veins from controlling you! We hope you will consider letting Veins Matter give you the treatment of a lifetime that will increase your productivity and happiness!