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An Insight into Spider Vein, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Many individuals in the United States suffer from social embarrassment with thin or thick bulging veins sprawled across the legs, hands, and other areas. Instead of feeling embarrassed and socially shy, you need to know what the probable causes of this condition are and which solution would be the best for you to get rid of these unwanted swollen veins.

The venous condition which is associated with thin, raised, swollen, reddish, bluish or purplish twisted blood vessels, are known as spider veins. These occur on the surface of the skin and usually found in the legs, hands, cheeks, breasts, and other areas. These are typically visible through the skin.

Root Causes of Spider Veins

This condition can occur due to a number of factors, which include:

Risk Factors for Spider Veins

Spider vein condition is prevalent more in women and increases in frequency with age for both men and women. On an average it is estimated that nearly 30-60 percent of adults have spider veins.

Symptoms of Spider Veins

Many individuals with spider veins, complain of pain associated with cramping or aching in the legs. Some other common symptoms of spider veins include restlessness, tiredness, throbbing, burning, heaviness or tingling sensation in the legs. You can get relief from such pain by elevating the legs or by wearing compression stockings or support hose.

In case of women, the condition could become worse especially during pregnancy or parts of menstrual cycle. The common symptoms are swelling, darkening of the skin (around the ankle region), and ulcers. Occasionally, spider veins can form a painful blood clot associated with inflammation of the vein, a condition known as thrombophlebitis.

Options for Spider Vein Treatment

There are various forms of treatment for spider veins, which can be categorized into non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical.

=> Non-Surgical

=> Minimally Invasive Surgical

Author
Dr. Chane

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