Veins are essential to life. We need the blood to pump to and from our hearts. No one objects to this vital part of the Circulatory System, which keeps us alive. However, when these veins rise to the surface and cause unsightly waves, this causes concern. Sometimes spider veins can cause uncomfortable itching or burning. On rare occasions, spider veins can be a sign of blood backup deeper inside that you can’t see on the skin.
About 50 to 55 percent of women in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem. There are many significant reasons that women are more likely than men to suffer from varicose or spider veins. Hormones, pregnancy, and sun exposure can be strong contributors in spider veins. Taking birth control pills and other medicines containing estrogen and progesterone also may contribute to the forming of varicose or spider veins. During pregnancy, there is a huge increase in the amount of blood in the body. This can cause veins to enlarge. The growing uterus also puts pressure on the veins. Varicose veins usually improve within 3 months after delivery. More varicose veins and spider veins usually appear with each additional pregnancy. Often the remaining veins after pregnancy fade, but can become more visible with excessive sun exposure and “sunbathing”. Because you spend time working out at the gym, staying fit and toning, it seems natural that there would be a desire to improve legs’ overall appearance. Did you know that compared with other veins in the body, leg veins have the toughest job of carrying blood back to the heart? They endure the most pressure. This pressure can be stronger than the one-way valves in the veins. For this very reason, resolving spider veins independent of medical assistance, becomes an uphill battle.
If you would like to eliminate your spider veins and improve your appearance, our Jackson, MS vein treatment specialists at the The Vein Center can help. Today there are very effective, safe and relatively painless methods available for eradicating spider veins. There are four different methods you and your doctor can discuss to resolve the spider veins, one of them being non-invasive. Schedule a consultation today!