Spider veins can cause a lot of pain and discomfort in the legs and should be treated by a vein specialist in West Palm Beach in Florida. At Goldman Vein Institute, we make it our mission to ensure you have the least amount of pain. Our experienced specialists bring technology and medicine together to bring you a simple solution to spider veins.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins or varicose veins are caused by veins becoming blocked by blood. It can also be caused by hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause, long periods of exposure to the sun, being overweight as well as other individual injuries.
Symptoms and diagnosis for spider veins
Symptoms of spider veins include a spider-like blue, red or purple pattern on or under the skin, an uncomfortable feeling in the legs, swelling, a rash, throbbing, cramping, or aching, restless legs, itching around the veins as well as skin ulcers. If you choose to see a specialist at the Goldman Vein Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, you will be asked to undergo a series of diagnostic tests such as ultrasounds and x-rays to see images and structures of your veins.
Risk factors for spider veins
People over the age of 50 are more prone to get spider veins. If you are pregnant, you will undergo a lot of hormonal changes. These hormonal changes will also cause spider veins and varicose veins. Should you be overweight or standing for long periods of time throughout the day, the risk of getting spider veins is significantly bigger.
Treatments for Spider veins
Sclerotherapy can be used to treat spider veins. During this procedure, your doctor at Goldman Vein Institute in West Palm Beach, injects the veins with a solution that closes the veins and reroutes the blood to healthier veins. Laser surgery can also be used and works by sending strong bursts of light into the vein that will make the vein slowly disappear.
Do men get spider veins as well?
Yes, men can also get spider veins due to muscle changes and aging.
Are spider veins hereditary?
Yes, spider veins are hereditary and can be carried forward from generation to generation.
Where do spider veins come from?
Spider veins come from blocked veins that become inflamed or painful.
What factors increase my risk of spider veins?
Exposure to the sun, hormonal changes, standing for long periods of time and obesity can cause spider veins to appear and will increase the chances of spider veins.
Can spider veins return even after treatment?
It may seem as if these veins reappear after a few years, but they will never return. It is however recommended that legs are treated as soon as spider veins are diagnosed.
Should you have any pain or discomfort in your legs, you need to get the professional help of one of our vein specialists.
For more information about vein treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us!