Have you recently noticed a web of dilated blue or red veins in your legs? Those are likely spider veins, which are caused by an increased pressure inside the blood vessels. They are comparable to varicose veins, but are smaller in size. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the legs and thighs.
Along with spider veins being more prevalent with age, heredity is also considered a risk factor. Individuals who stand for long periods, such as teachers, nurses and factory workers, also seem to have a higher incidence of varicose and spider veins. Other risk factors include hormonal influences and multiple pregnancies.
You can lower the risk of developing spider veins by reducing the pressure on your legs. So avoid long periods of sitting by taking a walk. If you sit all day at your job, find an opportunity during your break to stretch your legs. The goal is to promote better circulation. Elevate your feet when seated. Compression stockings can also provide support.
If the appearance of spider veins keeps you from doing things you love to do, wearing the clothes you want to wear or if they are causing pain, there are affordable, safe, effective and comfortable treatment options available at Rosen Vein Care: serving Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
Dr. Rosen strives to deliver the ideal patient experience. Each new patient consultation with Dr. Rosen is scheduled for an hour to ensure that your issues are addressed thoroughly and patiently. In addition, Dr. Rosen spends a great deal of time teaching patients about their vein disease. At the end of the day, since you will be the one to make the decision on whether or not you should have treatment, we want to empower you with knowledge regarding your body so you can make the most educated and informed decisions.
If you are looking for a vein clinic in the Chicago area that doesn’t rush you out of the door or pressure you into making decisions, contact Rosen Vein Care today to schedule a consultation. We will happily answer any questions that you may have, and we look forward to speaking with you.